Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong and members of his family have tested negative to the coronavirus after carrying out the test.
Reacting to the results, Lalong said he and his family decided to take the test in order to help in tackling the rising stigma that is gradually building up on the disease and making people reluctant of coming out even when they notice any symptoms.
Lalong said the state government has continued to take proactive measures including a one-week total lockdown that began on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in order to prevent movements that could expose the state to the disease.
The governor also assured the people that the NCDC has already approved the establishment of a COVID-19 Testing Centre in the state which will take off very soon and reduce challenges associated with going to Abuja for testing.
While thanking the citizens of the state for their cooperation and compliance to government’s directives in curbing COVID-19, he promised that his administration will not subject them to any unnecessary hardship.