At least 4 medical doctors on the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo Town, Ondo State, have been positioned in isolation after coming in touch with a person suspected of getting Coronavirus.
The affected person named David, got here into Nigeria from Maryland, United States of America, to go to relations and was rushed to the federal government hospital on Wednesday after creating signs associated to the lethal virus.
The man was initially positioned on the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital earlier than later moved to a ward had been individuals affected by stroke are handled.
A employees of the hospital, who spoke with SaharaReporters, stated that the Ondo State Government appeared unprepared for the state of affairs at hand.
“I understand a call was put through to the Commissioner for Health yesterday (Wednesday) evening and the unpreparedness in his tone was in bold letters,” the supply stated.
On Wednesday, SaharaReporters had revealed how the person’s blood pattern was taken for testing.
His presence on the facility was stated to have triggered panic amongst well being employees, who feared that they might be uncovered to the virus.
Commissioner for Health within the state, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, had whereas confirming the state of affairs on Wednesday stated that the case was nonetheless being suspected.
He stated, “We are nonetheless suspecting the case of the previous man since he returned from the US however he has been remoted within the hospital’s ward.
“So, we would be sending over his blood sample for further confirmation because the man has cough and I feel this could give us a lead into his case.”
Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, is predicted to handle residents of Ondo by 7:00pm on Thursday (as we speak) following the event.
Recall that Nigeria introduced 5 new circumstances of the lethal virus on Wednesday.
The nation has now recorded eight circumstances in whole, elevating fears of the virus spreading additional within the coming days and weeks.
To curb the unfold of the illness, the Nigerian Government on Wednesday introduced the formation of a Presidential Task Force to provide you with suggestions on deal with the scourge.
In addition, a number of state governments have introduced the closure of colleges and banned public gatherings of greater than 50 individuals to curb the unfold of the virus.