Chief medical director of UCH Ibadan tests positive for coronavirus


Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, the chief medical doctor, University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH) has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was disclosed on Sunday morning in a statement signed by the (CMD) himself.

The statement reads: “On Monday 23rd March, 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.

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“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 the 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.

The (CMD) who acknowledged that (COVID-19) is spreading faster than we think,  enjoined everyone to take precautions.

According to him, if one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous.

He urged Nigerians to Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.


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