JUST IN: Benue Government fumigates State House over COVID-19 spread

The Benue State Government has fumigated the state House hours after the wife of the state governor, Eunice Ortom, son and some of her staff contracted COVID-19.

Standard News reports that the decontamination was carried out on Saturday morning by some state health officials.

Mrs. Ortom had announced on Friday night that she alongside her son and some of her staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement she personally signed and made available to reporters, Mrs Ortom said she had gone on self-isolation with her son and all her affected staff.

The statement reads, “A few moments ago this (Friday) evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me and others by NCDC personnel on routine screening at House, Makurdi which returned that I and my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.

“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocols and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts.

“While I have taken the responsibility to personally call everyone I can recall to have had recent contact with to go for testing, I advise anyone who has had close contact with me in the last two weeks and the public to go for screening and testing.

“I wish to reiterate that being COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence as evident by the many recoveries recorded thus far so there is no need to panic, but we should continue to be responsible in our actions so as to keep others safe."

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