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CMD, Provost And Deputy Provost Of UCH Ibadan Test Positive For Coronavirus

Valentine Chinyem

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Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
He confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.

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.”

More so, the Provost and Deputy Provost of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa and Prof Obafunke Denloye, have both tested positive for Coronavirus.

Confirming the situation on Sunday, Olapade-Olaopa said, “Dear colleagues, I wish to inform you that the Deputy Provost and I tested positive for COVID-19 following the tests done on Friday.

“Although we are both asymptomatic, we have gone into self-isolation for 14 days while our contacts are being observed closely to determine if they should also be tested.”