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JUST IN: UCH chief medical director, Prof Otegbayo, tests positive for Coronavirus

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The chief medical director of University College Hospital [UCH], Ibadan, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus.

This was disclosed in a statement personally signed by the CMD.

This is coming few hours after the governor of Kaduna, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, revealed they have tested positive for the virus.

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The statement reads:

“On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 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 results 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.

“Covid-19 is spreading faster than we think and I enjoin everyone to take precautions. If one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous. Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.”

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 229 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,068

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The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8068

NCDC made this known via a tweet on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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@NCDCgov
229 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

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8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2311
Deaths: 233

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JUST IN: Buhari appoints New Chief of Staff

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Ibrahim Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.

Proffessor Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4641

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] on Monday night reports Two-Hundred-and-Forty-Two new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The development brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 4641.

The NCDC in an update on Twitter said 88 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 49 in Katsina, 13 in Kaduna State, nine in Ogun State and six in Gombe State

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The tweet further revealed that four cases were recorded in Adamawa State, three in the Federal Capital Territory, with one case each in Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara Borno and Bauchi states.

As at now, 4641 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 902 patients discharged and 150 deaths recorded.

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