By ANDREW AJIJAH:
A serving commissioner in the Plateau state government has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioner for information in the state, Mr. Dan Manjang, made the announcement in a press release issued Wednesday evening in Jos.
“A member of the State Executive Council and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku tested positive for the virus after he carried out the test”, Manjang stated.
To this end, the State Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed compulsory medical examination of all top government officials.
“Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has directed members of the State Executive Council to undergo test for COVID-19 and thereafter isolate beginning today, 1st July, 2020.
“specimen Of Commissioners are to be taken and forwarded to the COVID-19 Laboratory at The National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom for testing,” the Statement read.
The statement advised members of the public to be more careful and obey the COVID-19 protocols of wearing facemasks, observes social distancing, and wash their hands with the use of alcohol based sanitizers.