Following the second wave of COVID-19 across the country, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged people of the State to go for test and know their status, so as to complement government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.
Ortom made this call in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, made available to The Next Edition on Wednesday, in Makurdi.
He said it is only by going for the test that the status of people can be determined and treatment of those positive will commence in good time.
The Governor stated that though he tested negative for COVID-19 on December 14, 2020, the fact that some of his close aides tested positive has made it imperative that he goes into isolation as the protocol on curbing the virus demands.
He said according to medical experts, the second phase of the pandemic is deadlier and, therefore, requires the collaboration of everyone to contain it.
Governor Ortom emphasized that COVID-19 is real and, therefore, urged
people to take preventive measures such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks, washing of hands with soap and the use of sanitizers as precautionary measures to beat the virus.