A medical facility in Lekki, Lagos State, Vedic Lifecare, has asked visitors to the hospital to self-isolate after a patient tested positive for the COVID-19.
Two workers at the hospital who came in contact with the patient also tested positive for the virus.
The hospital, in a statement recently, said it was cooperating with officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Lagos State Government.
It said, “Approximately 10 days ago, we had an in-patient who later tested positive for the COVID-19 after discharge. As per protocols set by the NCDC, we have tested our staff who have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive patient and unfortunately, we have had two staff members who tested positive yesterday (Sunday).
“The patient and our staff are now being managed by the NCDC at their isolation centre. Till this moment, they do not show any symptoms.
“As per the government COVID-19 management procotol, the facility is currently closed for decontamination of the building and the fumigation activities. This may take up to three to four days. We are currently testing the remaining staff members and 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.”
The management advised all those who visited the hospital in the last 10 days to get tested.
Vedic is among several hospitals that had been impacted by the Coronavirus.
Another private hospital, Premier Specialists’ Medical Centre, also shut down after treating a COVID-19 patient
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