Plateau Commissioner test positive for COVID-19

159 views | Victor Gai | July 2, 2020

The Plateau state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abel Aku, has tested positive to COVID-19, even as Gov. Simon Lalong, has directed members of the State Executive Council to undergo test and isolate themselves for COVID-19.

A press statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, says “based on the governor’s directive, specimens of the Commissioners 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 a possible spread of the disease but also show leadership by example,” the statement read.

Governor Lalong and his family had at one time, carried out the test where all of them tested negative.

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