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Covid-19: Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Shuts Lab

Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Sagamu has shut its main medical laboratory unit after fourteen more workers tested positive for coronavirus.

A wave of mass infections hit the teaching hospital with twenty staff testing positive as at last Friday.

One of them was said to have infected three members of his family, prompting the management to shut the Laboratory unit.

However, report says fourteen out of sixteen staff in the laboratory tested positive, which has led to second wave of mass infection at the health facility.

This brings the total number of infected staff to thirty four, including a family of four; the wife of one of the lab workers and his three children.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, confirmed the laboratory has been shut for two weeks but declared the statistics of affected laboratory workers remained a private affair

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