Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and some state executive members have submitted themselves for Coronavirus test on Thursday.
Others to undergo the test include; the Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu and the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr David Olofu.
This was contained a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Terver Akase, in Makurdi.
The statement noted that the trio had submitted their samples to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
It quoted Ortom as saying “the decision to submit samples for the test was the right thing to do”.
The governor, therefore, appealed to all Benue citizens to submit to the test and not wait for symptoms to manifest before going for it.
According to Ortom, doing so will help to contain the spread of the deadly virus in the state.
Ortom said: ”There is no was shame in seeking to know your COVID-19 status”.
He urged the people to cooperate with the COVID-19 Action Committee at the state and local government levels, while observing the preventive measures against the pandemic.
As of the time of filing this report, Benue state has recorded one coronavirus case among the 174 cases confirmed across the country.