Plateau Gov Simon Lalong Contracts Coronavirus


Plateau Gov Simon Lalong Contracts CoronavirusGovernor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into self-isolation on Thursday, December 17.

It would be recalled that in the wake of the pandemic, Chief of Staff to Dalong, Noel Donjur tested positive but the Governor and his family were negative.

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However, Lalong’s new COVID-19 status was disclosed by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Macham, in Jos, the state capital.

Macham said;

The test result indicated that Governor Lalong’s test returned positive while all members of his family tested negative.

Consequently, the Governor who is asymptomatic has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested.

As a result, the Governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment.

He added;

All State matters requiring the Governor’s physical presence will be handled by the Deputy Governor.

The Governor urged all citizens of the 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”.

As at Thursday, Plateau state has 4,099 confirmed coronavirus cases, 3917 recoveries and 34 deaths.

Other governors who had tested positive for the infection and had recovered include Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, amongst others.

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However, as at Thursday, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is undergoing treatment for coronavirus.

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