Medical doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Ekiti

Medical doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Ekiti

- A medical doctor has tested positive for coronavirus in Ekiti state

- The doctor contracted it while treating a pregnant woman who has the disease

- Meanwhile, 15 other people have tested negative in the state

Following the surge in the coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the Ekiti government has disclosed that a medical doctor has tested positive for covid-19.

This was disclosed by the commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, on Tuesday, April 21.

He said the medical doctor was working with a private clinic before contracting the virus while treating the third index case, a 29-year old pregnant woman.

Going further, the commissioner also added that only one doctor tested positive, with 15 others turning out negative among the samples taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

”We have one doctor who tested positive and he is being treated at the isolation centre, but others were negative,” he said.

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Meanwhile, had reported that despite all the containment efforts, coronavirus is fastly spreading across all states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

As of Tuesday, April 21, the infectious disease has spread to 25 states, including the FCT, according to the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The total confirmed cases stand at 665 with 188 people discharged after recovery. So far, 22 people have died from the disease.

Also, over 8,000 samples have been tested across the country thus far.

Below is the breakdown of cases by states:












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PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read the best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app also reported that the director-general of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has informed Nigerians that life won’t return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ihekweazu stated this while speaking on a radio programme in Lagos on Monday, April 20.

He said that a return to the pre-COVID lifestyle, once the current restrictions are relaxed, could bring about a high resurgence of the infection.

The NCDC boss also advised business owners to adjust their business model such that it is compliant to social distancing and reduces the level of interaction among people.

In another report, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed the intention of his administration to review the lockdown of the state.

The governor made his plans known at the second virtual meeting with business owners in the state on Wednesday, April 15.

The governor assured them that “strategic relaxation of the lockdown may be implemented.”

The meeting was attended by 28 managing directors/CEOs of organised businesses and companies in Nigeria. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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