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COVID-19 - UCH Chief Medical Doctor tests positive for coronavirus


The Chief Medical doctor, UCH, Ibadan, Prof Jesse A. OTEGBAYO, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the CMD, while Spokesman of the hospital, Mr Toye Akinrinlola confirmed the authenticity of the statement to newsmen

Here is the full Statement:

“On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible.

“However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off.

“His results returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self-isolation while our samples were also taken for test.

“Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic. All staff who have been in contact with me and other participants during this period have been advised to immediately proceed on self-isolation pending the time they get tested.

“Covid-19 is spreading faster than we think and I enjoin everyone to take precautions. If one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous. Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.”
It would be recalled that, the Nigeria Center for Disease and control announced that, Nigeria recorded 8 new cases yesterday, and out of the 8 cases, 4 was recorded in Oyo state

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