The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has tested positive for COVID-19 following a test he and members of his family carried out on Thursday.
According to his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the test result indicated that Governor Lalong is 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 to ascertain their status.
He said: “As a result, the governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment.
“All State matters requiring the governor’s physical presence will be handled by the deputy governor.
He, however, said Lalong had called on all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent, advising 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.