Chief Medical Director, UCH Ibadan tests positive for coronavirus

The Chief Medical Director of the University College hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo on Sunday announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

“… unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic,” he said.

In a statement Otegbayo said, “On Monday March 23, we commenced a 12-man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last five 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 result 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,” he said.
 

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