Wife Of Benue Governor, Son Test Positive For COVID-19
The wife of Benue State Governor, Eunice Ortom has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a signed statement on Friday night, the First Lady said her son and some Government House staff too were infected by the virus, adding that she has gone into total isolation and has commenced treatment.
“A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi which returned that I, my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.
“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocol and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts,” she said.
Ortom, however, advised everyone who has had contact with her in the past two weeks to undergo screening and get tested.
The governor’s wife is optimistic about recovering from the virus, stressing that being COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence.
While reiterating that the virus is real, she asked residents of the state not to panic but take responsibility for their actions.
In doing this, Ortom wants the people “to take preventive measures to be protected and be safe by observing the primary protocols.”
Primary protocols include the wearing of face masks, constant washing of hands, maintaining social distance and staying indoors.