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COVID-19: Lalong’s Chief-of-Staff tests positive

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Noel Donjur, the Chief-of-Staff to the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has tested positive for COVID-19, three days after the state Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus.

Recall that following the infection of the virus on the commissioner, the governor had directed all his appointees to undergo the test and thereafter isolate themselves for 14 days, to curb the spread of the virus.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dan Majang, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, “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”.

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The commissioner added that health officials had commenced treatment on the patient at one of the isolation centres in the State capital, Jos, while members of his family and other contacts are being traced for testing

“The Chief of Staff who is in high spirits urges for 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,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, some personal aides of the governor, Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals as well as other senior civil servants who conducted the test on Thursday are awaiting their results.

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