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BREAKING: University provost, deputy test positive for COVID-19

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The Provost of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Professors Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa and his deputy, Obafunke Denloye have tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Olapade-Olaopa made this known in a Whatsapp group message to his colleagues Sunday morning.

“Dear colleagues, I wish to inform you that the deputy provost and I tested positive for the COVID-19 following the tests done on Friday.

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

It is, however, unsure whether the duo are new cases in Oyo State or parts of the four cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for the State last night.

Recall that the NCDC confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 with 2 cases in the federal capital territory (FCT), 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State.

As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.

Earlier, Prof Jesse Otegbayo, Chief Medical Director University College Hospital, Ibadan, has revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus.

He made this known in an announcement personally signed by him on Sunday morning.

The statement read, “Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic.

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“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.”

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