COVID 19 : Benue State first lady, son and staff test positive for coronavirus

Govnor Ortom wife Eunice test positive for coronavirus

Benue State first lady, Mrs Eunice Ortom announced she`s positive for Coronavirus in a press statement with News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) in Makurdi. She said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC ) ran a test on her and brought back feedback on Friday evening that she`s positive. Regarding to this, they have gone into isolation and advice anyone who have come in contact with them to go for screening and testing. 

“A few moments ago, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi and the test returned that I and my son and some staff are COVID-19 positive.

“We have, from this moment, gone into isolation as required by the protocols and would immediately begin the treatment as advised by medical experts.

“While I have taken the responsibility to personally call everyone, I can recall having had recent contact with to go for testing, I advise anyone, who has had close contact with me in the last two weeks and the general public to go for screening and testing.

“I wish to reiterate that been COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence as evident by the many recoveries recorded thus far so.

“There is no need to panic, but we should continue to be responsible in our actions so as to keep others safe,’’ Mrs Ortom said.

The first lady called on all Nigerians to follow the measures put in place by NCDC to ensure safety.

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