Plateau Gov Self-isolates As Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State

A commissioner in the Plateau State government has tested positive for COVID-19, and might have prompted the directive by the state governor, Simon Lalong to issue a directive that all members of the state executive should embark on self isolation after which the should make themselves available for coronavirus tests.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

The governor, who earlier tested negative for the virus, it was gathered, had since gone into self-isolation.

Said the state Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang in a statement on Wednesday: “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.

“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”.

He advised members of the public to obey all preventive protocols including use of face masks, social distancing, and regular hand-washing.

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