Covid-19: 8 FMC workers test positive in Ogun

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Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

By Yetunde Fatungase

Abeokuta – No fewer than eight staff the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Mr Segun Orisajo, Head of and Information the hospital, confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abeokuta.

Orisajo said that the affected staff consisted medical doctors, nurses and an administration personnel.

He said they were part the team which had contact with a two-and-half-year-old positive toddler currently receiving treatment at the centre’s ward.

Orisajo noted that the positive status the affected staff was detected during the round of contact tracing carried out by the hospital’s Infection Control Team.

According to him, none them has so far showed symptoms of the virus.

“The Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, said although none the staff is asymptomatic, they have been asked to proceed on self and basic treatment commenced for them.

“He wished and prayed for the quick recovery of the staff even as he expressed confidence that they will soon return to their duty post.

“He reiterated his earlier assurances about the safety of the centre for workers and patients,” Orisajo said.