Governor Ortom Uncertain Health Status for COVID-19

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Tuesday expressed his readiness to submit sample of his blood for testing to know his health status for COVI-19 even though he never had contact with anyone suspected to be COVID-9 positive.
Ortom said the results of the test would be made public.

The Governor said this during the inauguration of Local Government Action Committees on Coronavirus held at the new banquet hall of Government House, Makurdi.

He also called on his deputy, Benson Abounu, who represented him at the National Economic Council in Abuja two weeks ago, to go for COVID-19 test.While inaugurating the Local Government Action Committee on Coronavirus, the governor charged members to ensure adequate awareness creation at the local government level.

Ortom said the COVID-19 pandemic required all hands to be on deck to prevent its spread, stressing that the sensitization must go to the remote area in order to save lives.

He also charged the council chairmen to collaborate with traditional rulers and other relevant stakeholders to drive the campaign on the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recall that Ortom has faced a lot of public criticisms for revealing the identity of the first case of COVI-19 in Benue State to the general public through a press conference.

However Ortom lamented the attitude of the first index case of the virus in Benue for taking to the cyberspace to spread falsehood in order to assuage public sympathy, stressing that the magnitude of the pandemic was beyond sentiments of whatever kind. And he promised to make his test result for COVI-19 to the general public.


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