Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has contracted Coronavirus. .
Babandede, who returned from the United Kingdom to Nigeria on March 22, made the confirmation on Sunday. .
Also, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, has tested positive for Coronavirus. He confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday. .
Otegbayo said, “On Monday March 23, we commenced a 12-man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last five days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for Covid-19 as much as possible. “.
However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of Covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off. .
His result returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self-isolation while our samples were also taken for test. .
Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic. .
All staff who have been in contact with me and other participants during this period have been advised to immediately proceed on self-isolation pending the time they get tested.”