Coronavirus: Nurse and four others test positive in Ogun State
A nurse, an administrative staff, and two other people have tested positive for coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Abeokuta.
The five new cases was confirmed by the Head of Public Relations at Federal Medical Centre, Segun Orisajo.
“Two patients who tested positive for coronavirus early this week at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta were this evening transferred to the Ogun State Isolation facility at Ikenne, Orisajo said per The Nation.
“Yesterday, the Centre confirmed the two cases in a statement. Further to those, the centre hereby confirmed the case of another three patients whose test results just returned positive.
“Two of them are staff of this Centre, a Nurse and an Administrative staff which brings the total number to five.
“So far, no doctor in the Centre has tested positive for coronavirus contrary to some media reports.”
The Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu, held a meeting with the representatives of the unions in the Centre, re-assured them of their personal safety and protection.
He also reassured users of the centre that they have nothing to be afraid of as the Management was fully alive to its responsibility.
“Permit me to seize this opportunity to once again allay the fears that our people out there including some members of staff may have about the unfolding developments. To that I say that there was practically nothing to worry about, Musa-Olomu said.
“We have for the umpteenth time said it loud and clear that this Centre is fully prepared for this thing and will not unnecessarily expose our staff to danger. We ensure that all staff adhere to the basic precautionary measures in the discharge of their responsibilities.”