Samuel Ortom of Benue state, is said to have tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus. 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 Samuel 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 that Samuel Ortom advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test.
The latest also comes a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 1303 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday. The centre also reported that 15 people died from the virus on Tuesday.