Lekki Hospital Reveals Its Workers Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Lagos

April 20, 2020
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The general public has been warned by a hospital in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Vedic Lifecare that two of its staff tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The hospital management in a statement on Monday, said its staff contracted the disease after treating a patient who later tested positive for COVID-19.

The management said its facility has been closed for decontamination while the infected staff have been taken to an isolation centre managed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“Dear customers and visitors. Approximately 10 days ago, we had an in-patient who later tested positive for COVID 19 after discharge. As per protocols set by NCDC we have tested our staff who have come in contact with the COVID positive patient and unfortunately, we have had 2 staff members who tested positive yesterday,” it said.

“The patient and our staff are now being managed by the NCDC at their isolation center. Till this moment they do not show any symptoms. As per the government COVlD-19 management protocol the facility is currently closed off for decontamination of the building and the fumigation activities.”

The statement by the hospital read: “Approximately 10 days ago, we had an in-patient who later tested positive for COVID 19 after discharge. As per protocols set by NCDC we have tested our staff who have come in contact with the covid positive patient and unfortunately, we have had 2 staff members who tested positive yesterday.

“The patient and our staff are now being managed by the NCDC at their isolation center. Till this moment they do not show any symptoms.”

The management said other staff members were being tested and that the hospital could be reopened in days.

“As per the Government COVID-19 management protocol, the facility is currently closed off for decontamination of the building and the fumigation activities. This may take up to 3 — 4 days.

“We are currently testing the remaining staff members of the hospital and we will continue to update everyone once the testing concludes and the hospital can reopen. PPEs were made mandatory for staff members for the past month.”

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