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Benue: Ortom, deputy for coronavirus test

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engineer Benson Abounu, on Thursday have their blood samples taken for coronavirus test.


In the same vein, the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. David Olofu has also offered himself for COVID-19 test.


Speaking on his decision to willingly go for the test, Governor Ortom said “it is the right thing to do by everyone, not only when they notice symptoms of the disease.”

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He encouraged other Benue people to also present themselves for the COVID-19 test, as doing so would help to contain the spread of the disease.


Governor Ortom stressed that there is nothing shameful about knowing ones coronavirus status.


He urged the people to cooperate with the COVID-19 Action Committee at the state and local government levels, while observing the preventive measures against the pandemic.

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