COVID-19: 17 corps members test positive in Edo

According to the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Osagie Ebomwonyi, over 17 corps members deployed to Edo State who showed symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 have been admitted to the Stella Obasanjo Hospital in the state for treatment.

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Ebomwonyi, who spoke while in company of Governor Godwin Obaseki during an inspection tour of the state’s infectious disease isolation centre at the hospital in Benin, stated that even though the cases were unvaccinated, they were undertaking studies and analysis to find out if there was Delta variant in the state.

A personal assistant to the state coordinator of the youth scheme, Mr. Ozeto Waheed, said the 17 corps members serving in the state were currently receiving treatment, noting that they were mobilised to serve in the state.

“When prospective corps members report, they are expected to be tested at the gate and anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is usually taken to the isolation centre for further confirmation,” he added.

Governor Obaseki, however, expressed government’s readiness to deal effectively with the Delta variant of coronavirus, noting that there had been no confirmed case of the deadly variant of the virus in the state.

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