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COVID-19: UCH Chairman Tests Positive Again

The second COVID-19 test done for the Chairman governing board of the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Ibrahim Shetima returned positive.

He had been in isolation at a special ward in UCH after he had tested positive two weeks ago.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Toye Akinrinlola, the chairman manifested symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan.

Akinrinlola on Tuesday said Shetima would continue to receive treatment at the UCH and that a third test would be done in a few days.

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.”

“The chairman’s case is not severe. He is sharp and alert but we have to attain that negative status before we can consider him as fully recovered. The record we have places him around 65 years of age. ”

Meanwhile,  the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof Jesse Otegbayo has tested negative to COVID-19 in a repeat test.

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