Plateau State, Simon Lalong has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus a week after testing positive for the virus.
Recall that the governor has been in isolation since December 17, and attended to by the state’s medical experts.
According to reports, Lalong’s test result was communicated to the Governor on Wednesday night.
Lalong appreciated God for healing him of the virus and also thanked the people of Plateau State, his friends and associates all over the country for praying for him.
In a statement by Governor’s spokesman, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, said, Lalong again called on the citizens of Plateau State to take the pandemic very seriously by observing all protocols for prevention of infection and transmission.
On stigmatization, the Governor said “having contacted the virus and undergone treatment myself, I wish to reiterate that COVID-19 is not a death sentence as early detection helps to address it and reduce chances of death.
” We should not stigmatize against anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease. Rather, such people should serve as motivation for others to voluntarily test in order to improve the safety of all.”
via: Information Nigeria