Nigerian governor announces results of his COVID-19 test after 9 days of self-isolation

Nigerian governor announces results of his COVID-19 test after 9 days of self-isolation

- Governor Samuel Ortom recently went into self-isolation after he had contact with aides who tested positive for COVID-19

- The Benue state governor's result is out and it came back negative

- This is the second time the governor will be testing negative after people around him tested positive

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Following his contact with his aides who tested positive for coronavirus, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has finally announced his result for COVID-19.

The governor who had been in self-isolation for no fewer than 9 days, tested negative again for coronavirus, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng reports that the governor's result was announced in a statement issued by Terver Akase, his chief press secretary in Makurdi.

Nigerian governor announces results of his COVID-19 test after 9 days of self-isolation

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has tested negative for COVID-19 again. Photo credit: @GovSamuelOrtom
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The governor had earlier gone into self-isolation following his contact with some of his close aides who tested positive.

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He admitted that though he tested negative for COVID-19 on December 14, 2020, self-isolation was necessary following the NCDC protocol.

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How Ortom's wife tested positive

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Eunice Ortom, the first lady of Benue state, on Friday, July 3, 2020, announced that she had contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Eunice confirmed this after results of tests carried out on her by health officials to ascertain her health status proved that she has been infected with the disease.

The governor's wife disclosed she has gone into self-isolation and also begun treatment immediately. Added to this, the first lady of the state revealed that her son and some staff members tested positive too.

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Nigerians who have been wondering about the prospect of the country producing a vaccine now have their answer: The country cannot produce a vaccine for now and the reason is this - the production involves a complex process.

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This was disclosed at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 media briefing by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib.

Shuaib said the process of producing a vaccine requires huge investment and technologies.

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