Wife of Benue State governor, Mrs Eunice Samuel Ortom, her son and some of her staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Mrs Ortom disclosed this in a statement she personally signed on Friday night.
According to the statement, the first lady had gone on self-isolation with her son and all her affected staff.
“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocol and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts,” she said.
Mrs Ortom, however, advised everyone who has had contact with her in the past two weeks to undergo screening and get tested.
The governor’s wife is optimistic of recovering from the virus, stressing that being COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence.
Although she admitted that the virus is real, further urged residents of the state not to panic but should be responsible for their actions.
In doing this, Mrs Ortom wants the people “to take preventive measures to be protected and be safe by observing the primary protocols.”
One of such include wearing of face masks, constant washing of hands, maintaining Social Distance and staying indoors