September 23, 2020

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Plateau State Commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has ordered members of the State Executive Council to undergo COVID-19 test after a Commissioner tested positive.

He stated that after submitting themselves for the test ,they should immediately proceed on self isolation from Wednesday.

Lalong’s directive was after Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Abe Aku tested positive for the virus.

Commissioner of information and Communication, Da Manjang, in a statement, said:

“Based on the Governor’s directive specimens of the Commisioners are to be taken and forwarded to the COVID-19 Laboratory at The National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom for testing.

“During the period and pending the outcome of the results members of the public are advised to be guided by unnecessary visits to members of the State Executive Council while they isolate.

“This action is to not only prevent possible spread of the disease, but also show leadership by example.”