Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, says his latest test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has returned a positive result.
Gov Ortom confirmed his positive status of the viral infection on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
“This is to confirm that the result of my last COVID-19 test returned positive,” he wrote.
The governor had been in isolated days ago after his personal physician, aide de camp, and an orderly tested positive for the virus.
The governor further asked those who have been in contact with him in the past few days to get tested.
“I encourage the people not to be afraid of going for Covid-19 test as only doing so would help in containing the spread of the disease,” he said.
“It is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for test to ascertain their COVID-19 status. I urge Benue people and other Nigerians to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus,” Gov Ortom said.
He cautioned that Nigerians should continue to observe safety protocols to limit the spread of the disease.