From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Governor, Samuel Ortom and his Deputy, Engineer Benson Abounu, on Thursday voluntarily had their samples taken for coronavirus test.
The AUTHORITY gathered that Benue has so far recorded one case of t the dreaded virus, according to the National Centre for Disease Control.
Also taken for COVID-19 test were samples of Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, David Olofu.
Speaking on his decision to willingly go for the test, Ortom said it was the right thing to do by everyone without waiting to have symptoms of the disease.
He encouraged other Benue residents to also present themselves for the COVID-19 test, as doing so would help to contain the spread of the disease.
Ortom stressed that there was nothing shameful about knowing one’s 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.