Ortom’s wife, son test negative for COVID-19

Wife of Benue State Governor, Dr Eunice Ortom, and her son who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 3, 2020, have tested negative for the virus.

The first lady in a statement, on Tuesday, said that after series of review evaluations, they had on the 28th of July, 2020, have been confirmed to have fully recovered and certified to be COVID-19 negative.

She extended her appreciation to her husband, Governor Ortom, her family, medical experts and those who stood by her during the period in prayers, calls and messages.

“I urge you all to extend the prayers, love and support you gave me to others who are affected and to humanity in general while hoping that God will provide for us a solution to this pandemic soon.

“I wish to reiterate that being COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence as evident by my recovery and that of many others recorded thus far so there is no need to panic, but we should continue to be responsible in our actions so as to keep others safe.

“I am encouraging people to take preventive measures to be protected and be safe by observing the primary protocols which are wearing of face mask, constant washing of hands with soap and running water, maintain social distance and stay indoors if not necessary to go out,” she advised.

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