Governor Simon Lalong Plateau State and his household have once more examined detrimental to COVID-19, following the an infection of two members of his cupboard with the illness.
DAILY POST remembers that the governor and his family had been examined of the illness in April, which got here out detrimental.
Lalong, in a press release by his Director of Press and Public Affairs on Sunday in Jos, Dr Makut Macham, stated COVID-19 was not a loss of life sentence and suggested members of the general public to take duty for his or her well being and that of others.
The governor had ordered members of his cupboard to go on self-isolation starting from July 1 and run COVID-19 check, following the an infection of the Commissioner for Commerce and Trade, Mr Abe Aku, and subsequently the Chief of Workers to the governor, Mr Noel Donjur.
“I’ve continued to encourage folks to topic themselves to COVID-19 check which is essential for us to find out the magnitude of the illness and degree of the unfold with a purpose to curb additional unfold and deal with folks earlier than they get to crucial phases.
“Submitting myself and household to a different check was, subsequently, vital as a part of management by instance and likewise responding to the latest instances of one in every of my Commissioners and Chief of Workers who had been confirmed constructive,” the assertion quoted Lalong saying.
Lalong reiterated the necessity for the general public to stick to the rules established to fight the illness such because the obligatory use of face masks, social distancing, hand washing and using sanitizer.
He stated the testing capability in Plateau has elevated as extra folks had been being examined day by day on the Nationwide Veterinary and Analysis Institute ( NVRI) Laboratory and the TB Reference Laboratory on the Jos College Educating Hospital.
The governor stated effort was additionally being made for the testing of COVID-19 on the Plateau State Specialist Hospital.
“As at July 5, 2020, about 6,000 folks have been examined to date within the State,” he stated.
Lalong additionally careworn the continual enforcement of compliance to COVID-19 pointers, notably in public locations and the sanction of defaulters.
Plateau State at the moment has 421 instances based on the Nationwide Centre for Illness Management, NCDC.