Chief of Staff to Plateau governor tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.

This followed the test that was conducted for members of the State Executive Council on 1st July, 2020 in compliance with the directive of Governor Simon Lalong.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, said the outcome of the tests indicate that all other members of the State Executive Council tested negative except the Chief of Staff.

It said health officials have commenced treatment for him at one of the isolation centres in Jos the state capital, while members of his family and other contacts are being traced and tested.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff called on members of the public to pray for him and has also encouraged people to submit to COVID-19 testing, saying that it is very important in unveiling cases and thereby leading to appropriate treatment.

Other personal aides of the governor, permanent secretaries, heads of parastatals as well as other senior civil servants also undergone the test on Thursday and are currently awaiting the results.

Governor Lalong in the meantime has admonished citizens of the state to adhere strictly to the guidelines issued to curtail the virus.

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