Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau state, has tested positive for COVID-19, following a test he and members of his family carried out.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the news was broken by the governor’s director of press and public, Makut Macham, in a statement in Jos on Thursday, December 17.

He said that the governor, who is asymptomatic, has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested, adding that he had directed his deputy, Sonny Tyoden, to handle all state matters in his absence.

The statement read:

“As a result, the governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment. All state matters requiring the governor’s physical presence will be handled by the Deputy governor.
“The governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.”
The statement said the governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.

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