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COVID-19: Benue First Lady, son, others recover in Benue

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Wife of the Benue State Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom who earlier tested positive for coronavirus, has announced her recovery and discharge.

The Benue First Lady said she and her son with some domestic staff have tested negative twice for the virus.

Mrs Eunice who made the announcement on Tuesday via a statement in Makurdi, appreciated her husband, family and the health workers for their prayers and support.

AFRIPOST reports that the governor’s wife on July 3 tested positive for coronavirus and was immediately self isolated.

The statement reads: “On the 3rd of July 2020, results from samples earlier collected during routine testings at Government House, Makurdi showed that I, my son and some of my staff tested Positive to COVID-19. We went into isolation and began management treatment as adviced by medical experts.

“It is with gratitude to God that I wish to inform you that after series of review evaluations, today 28/7/2020, we have been confirmed to be fully recovered, certified to be COVID-19 NEGATIVE and so discharged from isolation.

“I want to extend my appreciation to my husband the Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, my family, the medical experts who are at the frontline in the fight against this pandemic. To everyone who stood by me during this period through prayers, calls, messages and checked on me in one way or the other, the show of love, concern and support was totally overwhelming and unquantified. May God in His mercies raise people to stand by you when there is need.

“I urge you all to extend the prayers, love and support you showed to 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 been 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”.

She also encouraged all Benue residents to take preventive measures seriously by observing the primary protocols as advices by health experts as the fight against the virus continues.

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