COVID19 : Ortom, Abounu , others voluntarily go for test

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By Titus Atondu Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engineer Benson Abounu, on Thursday voluntarily had their samples taken for Coronavirus test.

In a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the  Benue  State Govvernor Terver Akase, further revealed  that the samples of the Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development  Benue State Mr. David Olofu were also taken for COVID-19 test.

Speaking on his decision to willingly go for the test, Governor Ortom said it is the right thing to do by everyone, not only when they notice symptoms of the disease.

He encouraged other Benue people to also present themselves for the COVID-19 test, as doing so would help to contain the spread of the disease.

Ortom stressed that there is nothing shameful about knowing ones Coronavirus status.

He urged the people to cooperate with the COVID-19 Action Committee at the state and local government levels, while observing the preventive measures against the pandemic.

Nigerian NewsDirect reports that Benue State is still recording  one index case of COVID19