Wife of Benue State Governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
According to a statement she personally signed on Friday night, she also disclosed that her son and some staff have contracted the disease.
Mrs Ortom stated that she has gone into total isolation and has commenced treatment.
The governor’s wife advised everyone who had close contact with her in the past two weeks to undergo screening and get tested.
“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,” she said.
“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.
“While I have taken the responsibility to personally call every one I can recall to have had recent contact with me to go for testing, I advise everyone who has had close contact with me in the last 2 weeks and the 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.
The first lady encouraged people to take preventive measures to be protected and be safe.