- Coronavirus has encroached into the inner circle of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom
- As the deadly virus continues to spread across Nigerian states, some top officials of the Benue state government have tested positive
- The governor has, however, tested negative though his wife and son are said to be positive
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As COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily activities and people's lives, the secretary to the Benue state government, Prof. Tony Ijohor, and chief of staff, Terwase Orbunde have received their test results and it is positive.
This was disclosed by Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday, July 4. He said the state's Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke, alongside the deputy vice-chancellor administration, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Godwin Achinge, also tested positive for the virus.
According to the number one man in Benue, his test result came back negative.
This is coming a few hours after it was announced that the governor's wife and son had tested positive for the virus.
The Benue leader noted that the test was carried out about a week ago and when the results came back, 35 persons in the state were said to be positive.
“My test result came out negative. But the medical officers said that another test will be carried out on me after three days," he added.
The governor said he will be going on self-isolation until he gets clearance from the medical officers.
Ortom who warned his people to keep taking preventive measures seriously said the deadly virus is real.
He urged the people of Benue to keep maintaining all the COVID-19 protocols and to also make themselves available for testing. According to him, the earlier the disease is detected the better as the person has better chances of surviving.
The Benue leader reiterated that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as a lot of persons have recovered.
Meanwhile, a woman in the United States who has been battling with COVID-19 for over three months has advised people to dispel the myth that the virus is just a bad flu that only kills older individuals.
The woman identified as Ann E Wallace said she was taken to the ER four times with reoccurring flu-like symptoms and an uncomfortable tingling in her arms and legs.
Legit.ng gathers that Ann said that COVID-19 can seem or start off mild but it can worsen quickly and become deadly in just a matter of days.
Despite the coronavirus ravaging the world, some people still find ways of coping in these trying times and make themselves happy.
A hilarious video was shared on Twitter on Thursday, July 2, showing two patients busting serious dance moves in the hospital.
One of the men had his arm in a sling and the other was using a walker to get around. Although both patients, who were seen wearing face masks, had injuries, it did not stop them from enjoying themselves.
The post was shared by social media user @BlackLwendo, who did not reveal when or where the clip was filmed.
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