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Plateau governor’s chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19


Plateau State governor Simon Lalong

The chief of staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive to COVID-19 after the test that was conducted for members of the state executive committee on 1st July 2020.

“The outcome of the tests indicate that all other members of the State EXCO tested negative except the Chief of Staff who is asymptomatic and in good condition,” Plateau State’s commissioner for information Dan Majang said in a statement.


Manjang said health officials have commenced treatment for Donjur at one of the isolation centres in the State capital Jos, while members of his family and other contacts are being traced and tested.

Manjang said Donjur was in high spirits and solicited prayers from members of the public.

“[He] encourages people to submit to COVID-19 testing which is very important in unveiling cases and leading to treatment,” the commissioner said.

Meanwhile, other personal aides of the Governor, Permanent Secretaries, heads of parastatals as well as other senior civil servants conducted the test on Thursday 2nd July, 2020 and are awaiting the results.


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