Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has recovered for Coronavirus after testing negative for the disease.
Dr. Makut Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, said this in a statement on Thursday in Jos.
Lalong had gone into isolation on December 17 after testing positive to the dreaded virus.
Macham said: “One week after the governor tested positive to the virus, he is now free of the disease after his latest test result came out negative.
“The governor’s negative status was communicated to him on Wednesday night.
“Lalong, who has been in isolation since December 17 appreciated God for the speedy recovery and thanked the people of the state, his friends and associates all over the country for praying for him.”
Macham quoted the governor as advising residents to observe safety protocols put in place to curb the spread of disease.
Lalong said: “Having contracted 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 stigmatise against anyone who tests positive or is suspected of having the disease.
“Rather, such people should serve as motivation for others to voluntarily test in order to improve the safety of all.”