- Another state has been hit by a coronavirus pandemic scare
- Governor Simon Lalong has ordered tests to be carried out on all cabinet members
- The directive became mandatory after one of the state commissioners tested positive for Covid-19
Anxiety has gripped Plateau as Governor Simon Lalong gave directives to all members of the executive council to undergo a Covid-19 test after the state commissioner of commerce, Abe Aku, tested positive.
According to reports emerging from the state, Lalong, who reportedly tested negative for the virus, has gone into isolation after the news of the commerce commissioner broke.
Da Manjang, the commissioner for information and communication, also disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, July 1, that the samples of all the commissioners and other members of the executive cabinet have been collected for testing.
“During the period and pending the outcome of the results, members of the public are advised to refrain from unnecessary visits to members of the state executive council while they isolate," the commissioner said.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that there is renewed anxiety in Abia state over Okezie Ikpeazu's health with the governor still reportedly positive for the Covid-19 infection weeks after contracting the virus.
Ikpeazu tested positive for the deadly infection as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported 67 new cases of Covid-19 in Abia state on Sunday, June 7.
The governor's chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, said Ikpeazu was in high spirits and being monitored by the health workers of the state after he went into self-isolation.
Emerging reports by Sahara Reporters, which this publication could not authoritatively verify, claimed that despite a run of tests carried out on him, the governor was still positive and has been moved to the intensive unit.
Although Ikpeazu is reported to be in stable condition, the governor was said to be having dialysis as he struggled for his recovery from the virus which has no cure yet.
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