Orton’s Wife, Cooks, Others Test Positive To Covid-19


News Investigators/ The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Saturday announced names of some top government officials that have tested positive to the Coronavirus in the state.

Secretary to the State Government, Tony Ijohor; Head of Service, Veronica Onyeke; and the Chief of Staff, Terwase Orbunde were among the 33 people who recently tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Also, Mr. Ortom’s wife, Eunice Ortom, his cooks, and some personal staff had earlier tested positive for the virus.

The governor noted that with the rise in COVID19 cases in the state, the government may likely impose a total lockdown on the state to curtail the spread of the disease.

“As my wife rightly announced of her COVID-19 positive status and that of our son late Friday, this should serve as a lesson to our people in the state that no one is immune to COVID-19 and we should all adhere strictly to the protocol set by WHO,” Mr. Orton said on Saturday.

“We have thirty-three people who just tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, among them are, the Head of Service, SSG and my Chief of Staff also the deputy chairman of the state COVID-19 committee.

“The disease is right in my house, my wife, son, some of our cooks, maids, and other personal staff tested positive for the disease,” the governor added.


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