Former Federal Lawmaker Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Benue

A former member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, Mrs Rebecca Apedzan has tested positive for coronavirus in Makurdi.

Mrs. Apedzan who is also a former Commissioner under George Akume administration, is now the third case of the virus in the state.

The state Governor, Samuel Ortom who disclosed this on Monday at the end of an expanded consultative meeting of the state’s COVID-19 Action Committee in Makurdi, said though it was not clear how Mrs. Apedzan contracted the virus, she had been taken in for treatment.

The governor also added he would be submitting himself to another round of test for COVID-19 after a meeting with the former lawmaker a day ago and urged all those who had contacts with her in the last few days to do same

“We were on a meeting together yesterday although we maintained social distancing. However, though I had done the test in the past which returned negative, I will have to go for another test. I urge all those who had contacts with her to also make themselves available for tests,” he said.

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