Lalong’s Chief of Staff tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to Gov. Simon Lalong, Noel Donjur has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, made this known in Jos.

Manjang said, “The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor Noel Donjur has tested positive (for) COVID-19 after the test that was conducted for members of the State EXCO on July 1, 2020 following the directive of Governor Lalong.

”The Chief of Staff, is asymptomatic and in good condition”.

Manjang said that already, health officials have began treatment for him at one of the isolation centres in Jos, while members of his family and other contacts were being traced, tested and quarantined.

He said that the Chief of Staff, who is in high spirits deserves prayers from members of the public.

The commissioner also called on the public to endeavour to submit to COVID-19 testing which was very important in unveiling cases and for eventual treatment.

He further disclosed that other personal aides of the Governor, Permanent Secretaries, heads of agencies as well as other senior civil servants conducted the test on Thursday July 2 and were awaiting the results.

Manjang said that Lalong still admonished citizens to adhere strictly to the guidelines issued to curtail the spread of the virus in the state. (NAN)