As many as 20 staff at Olabisi Onabanjo University Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, have tested positive for the coronavirus in Ogun state.
Ontopnaija learned that those affected were those who worked in the hospital’s medical laboratory.
It was learned that one of the workers infected his family of four when they contracted the virus through him.
A reliable source at the hospital told reporters that laboratory staff decided to get tested for COVID-19 on Friday after the death of a staff member in the medical labs section.
Of the approximately 70 tests carried out, the results of 20 returned positive, causing panic among others in OOUTH.
It has been gathered that those who tested positive for the virus were asked to self-isolate.
Staff at the teaching hospital blamed OOUTH management for what they called their inability to produce personal protective equipment for them.
Meanwhile, OOUTH’s chief medical director Dr Peter Adefuye said he was unable to speak to the matter.
When contacted, Ogun State Health Commissioner Dr Tomi Coker told DAILY over the phone: “I’m in a meeting. I am here with six other people. I can’t speak at the moment. ”