One week after Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, tested positive for COVID-19, the Governor is now free of the disease after his latest test returned negative.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs told newsmen in Jos on Thursday.
The Governor’s current status was communicated to him on Wednesday night.
The governor had been in isolation since 17th December 2020 following a COVID-19 test that returned positive for the disease.
While appreciating God for healing him of the virus, he also thanked the people of Plateau State, his friends, and associates all over the country for praying for him.
He, again, called on the citizens of Plateau State to take the pandemic very seriously by observing all protocols for the prevention of infection and transmission.
The Governor said he; “had 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 anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease.
“Rather, such people should serve as motivators to voluntarily test to improve the safety of all.”