Five nurses and two mortuary attendants have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area.
According to Eugene Inoaghan, Sapele council boss, the five nurses were workers at a private clinic in Ugbeyiyi area in Sapele which was sealed two weeks ago by the Delta State Ministry of Health monitoring team.
The Nation reports that the clinic was sealed off following the death of a pastor who was being secretly treated for COVID-19 in the clinic.
Eugene said: “The five nurses and two morgue attendants, as I speak to you, have been admitted at the treatment centre but we have started contact tracing already and we will do everything to stop the spread of the virus.
I want to appeal to Sapele residents that the illness is real. We should remember to observe all protocols as prescribed by the health authorities.”
Meanwhile, former spokesperson for the presidential council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has no genuine interest in fighting insurgency and other security challenges facing the country. He said this is the main reason why he has refused to change the military service chiefs.
The elder statesman who made his feelings known during an interview with Daily Independent said it was a thing of worry that President Buhari refuses to replace the military service chiefs as they have obviously failed in their duties to the country.