Plateau State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Following this development, Governor Simon Lalong has directed all members of the State Executive Council to go on self-isolation and later present themselves for coronavirus tests.
Lalong, who earlier tested negative for the virus, had since gone into self-isolation, it was learnt.
State Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, in a statement on Wednesday, said, “Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed members of the State Executive Council to undergo test for COVID-19 and thereafter isolate beginning today, 1st July, 2020.
“This follows the fact that a member of the State Executive Council and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus.
“Based on the governor’s directive, specimens of the commissioners are to be taken and forwarded to the COVID-19 Laboratory at The National Veterinary Research Institute Vom for testing.”
He advised members of the public to obey all preventive protocols, including use of face masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing.