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Covid-19: Eight medical staff test positive at FMC, Abeokuta

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Adekunle Olusola, Abeokuta

Eight staff of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta have tested positive for the novel corona virus.

The affected staff consisted of  Medical Doctors ,Nurses  and an Administrative staff.

In a statement issued on Friday and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Segun Orisajo, said the medical workers were part of the team which had contact with  a two and half years old  coronavirus positive toddler currently receiving treatment at the Centre's Isolation ward.

The covid-19 positive status of the affected staff was detected during the round of contact tracing carried out by the hospital Infection Control Team.

Nonetheless, none of the staff had so far showed the symptoms of corona virus.

The  Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said although none of the staff is asymptomatic ,they have been asked to proceed on self isolation  and basic  treatment commenced for them.

The Medical Director wished and prayed for the quick recovery of the staff  even as he expressed confidence that  they will soon return to their duty post .

He reiterated his earlier assurances about the safety of the Centre, both for the workers and patients.