- A medical doctor who was treating coronavirus patients in Edo state has tested positive for the disease
- Aliyu Sokomba, the president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), said another doctor recently died from Lassa fever
- Sokomba noted that health workers in the country are who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus and Lassa fever must be protected if the country would make headway
A medical doctor who was treating coronavirus patients in Edo state has tested positive for the disease.
Vanguard newspaper reports that Aliyu Sokomba, the president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), made the disclosure on Thursday, April 2, on Channels Television.
Sokomba also stated that another doctor in the country recently died from Lassa fever.
He said that health workers in the country are who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus and Lassa fever must be protected if the country would make headway.
“At the moment, as health workers continue to play their part in containing the spread of the disease, the health workers are not protected.
"One of our colleagues died just yesterday from Lassa fever. This is the state of our health care institutions and that is the fate of most health care workers in the country," Sokomba said.
Meanwhile, in what seems like a miracle, the chief medical director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19, eight days after he announced to the world that he was confirmed positive for the pandemic coronavirus.
The Nation reports that the head of the public relations unit of the hospital, Toye Akinrinlola, said that the last test on Otegbayo's blood sample has come back negative.
Legit.ng gathered that Akinrinlola said the test result arrived at about 3:45 pm on Thursday, April, to gladden the heart of family, friends and workers of the institution.
He said he may have contracted the virus through board meetings of the hospital held from Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 24.
The week-long meetings were suspended on Thursday, March 25, after some members showed symptoms of COVID-19.
He was among the eight confirmed cases in Oyo state as of Wednesday, April 1.
The provost of the college of medicine and his deputy have also tested positive for the virus and have since placed themselves in self-isolation.
In another news report, the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, says coronavirus would soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria.
The Guardian reports that Oyedepo stated this while donating an ambulance and Personal Protective Gears (PPE) to the Ogun state government to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that Oyedepo was represented by his son who, Pastor David Oyedepo (Junior), who is also a senior pastor in the church.
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