Covid-19: 3 medical doctors in Lagos test positive for coronavirus

Covid-19: 3 medical doctors in Lagos test positive for coronavirus

- Three doctors in Lagos State, Nigeria have been infected with the coronavirus

- The doctors are getting full support and are stable in different isolation centres

- The medical guild has instructed all its members to start attending to all people as likely Covid-19 patients and should do so wearing protective equipment

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The Medical Guild of Nigeria has said that three health workers have tested positive for coronavirus at the Alimosho General Hospital and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr Ismail Ajibowo, the chairman and secretary of the guild, made this known on Thursday, 23 April on the association’s Instagram account, The Guardian reports.

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The guild’s chief official said the affected officials are undergoing treatment at different health facilities for Covid-19.

They added that the health officials are stable and the association is giving them the needed support.

It should be noted, that according to the group, doctors at the Alimosho General Hospital, Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos General Hospital and LASUTH had been exposed to contracting the coronavirus.

Tests are therefore being carried out in those places to ascertain if anyone else has been infected.

The medical guild advised all health officials without protective gear to stop attending to patients as a way of protecting themselves.

Read the statement below:

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