- In what ushered in a sigh of relief, Simon Bako Lalong has recovered from COVID-19
- The Plateau state governor had been in isolation since December 17 when his test returned positive
- Lalong, while thanking his people, warned that the virus is still present, and advised Nigerians to self-enforce safety protocols
Simon Bako Lalong has recovered from coronavirus infection, with the Plateau state governor announcing his recovery days after contracting the deadly disease.
Legit.ng recalls that the governor has been in isolation since December 17, and attended to by the state's medical experts.
But in a statement on Wednesday, December 23, Lalong declared his test returned negative - a development that ushered in a sigh of relief for the family members and relatives of the governor.
Lalong thanked the people of the state for their unflinching supports and prayers and warned that the virus is still much around.
The governor, while maintaining that COVID-19 is deadly, admonished the people of Plateau state and Nigeria as a whole to observe all protocols for the prevention of infection and transmission.
He also warned against stigmatisation, adding that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as wrongly speculated.
“Having contacted the virus and undergone treatment myself, I wish to reiterate that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as early detection helps to address it and reduce chances of death.
We should not stigmatise anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease. Rather, such people should serve as motivation for others to voluntarily test in order to improve the safety of all.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Honourable Latep Dabang, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau state tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic.
Dabang on Thursday, December 24, disclosed that the tests he took to ascertain his health status returned positive on Wednesday, December 23.
With treatment already in process, the APC chairman in the state has gone into self-isolation even though he still asymptomatic at the moment.
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