A two and half year old girl has tested positive to the novel coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
Confirming the development, Head, Public Relations and Information of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo said the girl was admitted into the facility eight days ago on account of breathlessness, as investigations were subsequently carried out on her.
Orisajo added that due to the persisted high temperature, the girl was isolated; hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed.
He added that the child was screened for coronavirus while her treatment continued.
Orisajo noted that the samples of her test returned positive for coronavirus; as the girl is already receiving treatment at the Centre’s isolation ward while the facility where she was initially admitted has been decontaminated.
In his own words,
“Due to the persisted high temperature, she was isolated, hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed.”
“To confirm the initial suspicion by a team of care givers, on the third day, she was screened for coronavirus while her treatment continued. The samples of her test returned positive for coronavirus few moments ago,” he said
On his part, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said the Management had initiated a contact tracing of her relatives.