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UCH Ibadan Medical Director Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo tests positive for coronavirus

The Medical Director of the University College Hospital Ibadan, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.

According to Professor Otegbayo, he possibly got the disease after participating in a hospital board meeting with someone who tested positive to the virus, after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

The highly respected medical practitioner revealed the news in a statement signed by him on Sunday.

The statement reads: “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.”

As at Saturday, there are 97 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria according to the National Center for Disease Control…

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  1. I wish him quick recovery…. May God help us conquer the pandemic on time……

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