Coronavirus: UCH Chairman Tests Positive A Second Time


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The Chairman governing board of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ibrahim Shetima, has tested positive to the second coronavirus test conducted on him.


The Chairman had been isolated at a special ward in UCH after testing positive for the virus two weeks ago.


PUNCH gathered from UCH’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, that the chairman tested positive for coronavirus after manifesting symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan.


He said, “As I earlier said, the chairman only attended the first day of the board meeting on Tuesday, 24th of March,  2020. It was at the meeting that he began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. The meeting was suspended and a test was done and result came out positive. He was placed in a special ward at the hospital for treatment.


“A repeat test, which was done to see if he was negative after a series of treatments, was conducted two days ago (Sunday) and the result still showed positive.


“He is being treated at an isolation centre at the UCH. He will continue treatment and a third test would be done at an appointed time.”


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