COVID-19 infection: Gov Ortom goes into isolation again
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has again gone into isolation after a contact tested positive for coronavirus.
This is the second time Samuel Ortom would be going into isolation since the ravaging coronavirus hit the country in February.
The first time he went into isolation was in July 2020 when his wife, Mrs Eunice Ortom, son and some of his wife's personal aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
On Sunday, January 10, 2021, the state Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, announced that Ortom had again gone into self-isolation.
Abounu made this announcement at the Armed Forces Interdenominational service which was held at the ECWA Church, Makurdi.
According to Punch, the deputy governor decided to self-isolate following the medical report, which showed that a permanent secretary and his family members tested positive for coronavirus.
Abuonu further added that the governor would remain in isolation for the stipulated number of days until a test result shows he is negative.
"As I speak with you, the Governor has been in isolation for about 9 days and has shown no symptoms or signs of the virus.
"So, I am happy to inform you that by tomorrow, we should be able to certify him free and he will resume work".