Plateau Exco in isolation, one COVID-19 positive
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has directed members of the State Executive Council to undergo test for COVID-19 and thereafter isolate themselves for two weeks.
This was because one of the members of the State Executive Council, and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku tested positive.
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 (NVRI), Vom for testing.
During the period and pending the outcome of the results, members of the public are advised to be guided by unnecessary visits to members of the State Executive Council while in isolation.
It could be recalled that Governor Lalong and his family carried out the test earlier where all of them tested negative.
The Governor has also continued to speak against stigmatization saying that COVID-19 is not a death sentence and only continuous testing will reveal the rate of infection and facilitate treatment to save lives.
The Governor hopes that by this act, members of the public will be more encouraged to make themselves available for testing, while at the same time obeying the COVID-19 protocols of wearing face masks, social distancing, hand washing and the use of alcohol based sanitizers.