Coronavirus: Eight workers test positive at Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta
Eight health workers at the Federal Medical Centre in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta have tested positive for coronavirus.
The workers infected consist of medical doctors, nurses, and an administrative personnel of the medical centre.
The Head of Public Relations and Information of the hospital, Mr Segun Orisajo gave the update on Friday and disclosed that the eight infected people were part of the team who had contact with the two-year-old toddler who tested positive earlier this week and she is currently receiving treatment at the centre’s isolation ward.
According to Orisajo, the affected staff are asymptomatic but were detected during the contact tracing carried out by the hospital’s Infection Control Team.
“The Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu, said although none of the staff is symptomatic, they have been asked to proceed on self-isolation and basic treatment commenced for them,” Orisajo said according to Vanguard.
“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.”
As of Friday, Ogun State has recorded 756 cases of Covid-19 with 241 active cases while 498 recovered patients have been discharged and 17 deaths confirmed.