After the Plateau state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku tested positive to COVID-19, the state governor, Simon Lalong, has gone into a mandatory 14-day self-isolation.
The Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang who made this known in a statement on Wednesday said, the governor has directed all members of the State Executive Council to go on self-isolation and thereafter make themselves available for Covid-19 tests.
The statement read:
“Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed members of the State Executive Council to undergo test for COVID-19 and thereafter isolate beginning today, 1st July, 2020.
“This follows the fact that a member of the State Executive Council and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus.
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“Based on the governor’s directive, specimens of the commissioners are to be taken and forwarded to the COVID-19 Laboratory at The National Veterinary Research Institute Vom for testing.”
However, Lalong urged members of the public to obey all guidelines put in place including use of face masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing.
Plateau state currently has 382 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 10 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).