Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has recovered from COVID-19.
This is coming barely one week after he tested positive for the virus.
Dr Macham Makut, spokesman for the Governor confirmed his recovery in a statement in Jos on Thursday.
Makut said, “The governor is now free of the disease after his latest test returned negative. The Governor’s negative status was communicated to him on Wednesday night.”
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He appreciated God for healing the Governor who had been isolated since December 17, 2020.
Makut further called on all citizens of Plateau State to adhere to all protocols for prevention of infection and transmission of the virus.
Makut quoted the Governor as saying “having contacted the virus and undergone treatment myself, I wish to reiterate that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as early detection helps to address it and reduce chances of death.
“We should not stigmatise anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease. Rather, such people should serve as motivation for others to voluntarily test in order to improve the safety of all.”