BREAKING: Ortom contracts COVID-19

Samuel Ortom/credit:thenationonlineng

By Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi

Benue Governor Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19.

His Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, announced this on Wednesday.

Akase, in a statement made available to journalists in Makurdi, said: “The latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.

“This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.”

The statement added Ortom advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test.

Details shortly…


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