Barely 48 hours after a Commissioner in the Plateau State Executive Council tested positive for COVID-19, the Chief of Staff to the Governor of State, Noel Donjur has also tested positive for the virus.
SamsKoncept recalls that on Wednesday a Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in the State, Abe Aku, tested positive for coronavirus.
Consequently, Governor Simon Lalong directed all members of the State Executive Council to undergo tests for coronavirus and thereafter isolate beginning from July 1, 2020.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang, in Jos the State Capital.
Manjang said, “The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor Noel Donjur has tested positive to COVID-19 after the test that was conducted for members of the State EXCO on 1st July 2020 following the directive of Governor Lalong.
“The outcome of the tests indicate that all other members of the State EXCO tested negative except the Chief of Staff who is asymptomatic and in good condition.
“Accordingly, health officials have commenced treatment for him at one of the isolation centres in the State capital Jos, while members of his family and other contacts are being traced and tested”, he explained.
The Chief of Staff who is in high spirits urges prayers from members of the public and also encourages people to submit to COVID-19 testing which is very important in unveiling cases and leading to treatment.
Meanwhile, other personal aides of the Governor, Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals as well as other senior civil servants conducted the test on Thursday 2nd July 2020 and are awaiting the results.
“Governor Lalong in the meantime continues to admonish citizens to adhere strictly to the guidelines issued to curtail the virus”, he maintained.