The executive governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tested positive to the deadly covid-19.
The Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, Dr Makut Macham, disclosed this in a statement today.
According to him, the governor took the test along with members of his family while his result came out positive but that of others were negative.
Although Governor Lalong is said to be asymptomatic, he 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.