The Plateau Government has announced that Governor Simon Lalong has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known in a statement on Thursday by the Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, Dr. Makut Macham,CityNews Nigeria reports.

The statement disclosed that the Plateau governor had taken the COVID-19 test alongside other members of his family and his result came back positive while others tested negative.

Lalong who is asymptomatic has gone into isolation while the samples of his close aides have also been collected for testing.

“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 statement said.

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“The governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.

“He advises citizens to apply all precautionary measures, especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, using facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.”