Prof. Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa, the provost of University of Ibadan College of Medicine, and his deputy, Prof. Obafunke Denloye, have tested positive for coronavirus.
The Herald gathered that Olapade-Olaopa made this known in a Whatsapp group message on Sunday morning, March 29.
According to him, “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.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that the spiritual leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji has said that Nigerians may be looking for the cure of the coronavirus pandemic in the wrong places.
In a statement on Saturday, the 82-year-old cleric urged Nigerians to look inwards toward finding a cure.
“The perfect living master”, as he is sometimes called, attributed the ravaging pandemic to “consumption of animals that are not fit for human consumption” and various lifestyles that do not glorify God
He added, “The seven elements of the world are angry, a lot of sins are committed daily with impunity.
“We need to look inward on how to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria because it is morally wrong for us to depend on countries the virus originated from for assistance.
“Again some people added millipede, cockroach, scorpion and all kinds of insects bats, frog and even human flesh to their menu list; it’s becoming scary.
“Advocacy for gay marriage, transgender man and animal canal relationship, prostitution and women roaming the street half-naked, we need to turn.
“All that needs to be done is to encourage and empower Nigerians to get enough garlic, ginger and pepper, grind them together boil and filter for all to take a shot in the morning afternoon and night,” he said.