Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has tested positive to coronavirus following a test carried out on him and members of his family.
The test result indicated that Governor Lalong is positive while all members of his family tested negative.
A statement today, December 17, by his Director of Press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham said that the Governor had gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested.
It said that the Governor, who is asymptomatic, will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment.
The statement said that all State matters requiring the Governor’s physical presence will be handled by the Deputy Governor.
“The Governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.
“He advises citizens to apply all precautionary measures especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, using facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.”