By Andrew Ajijah:
The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Mr. Noel Donjur has tested positive to COVID-19 after the test that was conducted for members of the State Executive following the directive of Governor Simon Lalong.
Commissioner for information, Dan mangjang in a press Statement said the outcome of the tests indicate that all other members of the State EXCO tested negative except the Chief of Staff who is asymptomatic and in good condition.
Accordingly, health officials have commenced treatment for him at one of the isolation centres in the State capital Jos, while members of his family and other contacts have being traced and tested.
The Chief of Staff who is in high spirits urges prayers from members of the public and also encourages people to submit to COVID-19 testing which is very important in unveiling cases and leading to treatment.
Meanwhile, other personal aides of the Governor, Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals as well as other senior civil servants conducted the test on Thursday 2nd July, 2020 and are awaiting the results.
Governor Lalong in the meantime continues to admonish citizens to adhere strictly to the guidelines issued to curtail the virus.
Meanwhile, the Director of Press to governor Lalong, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, has announced the death of the transition council chairman of Barkinladi local government Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau who died yesterday.
“Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed shock over the demise of the Management Committee Chairman, Barkin Ladi Local Government, Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau.
It noted the deceased died at the Jos University Teaching Hospital Thursday evening, though cause of the death could not be made public.
The statement said governor Lalong condoled with the family and the entire Barkinladi local council over the demise of their council boss.