By Michael Adesanya
Eight staffers of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State have tested positive for coronavirus.
The affected staff include Medical Doctors, Nurses and an Administrative staff.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Friday by the hospital’s Head of Public Relations and Information, Segun Orisajo.
Orisajo said the affected staff were part of the team which had contact with a two and half year 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’s Infection Control Team.
Nonetheless, none of the staff had so far showed the symptoms of coronavirus.
The Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said although the staff are 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.