The President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Dr. Adedayo Williams, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Williams disclosed this in a WhatsApp message he sent to his colleagues and obtained by journalists on Monday.
The UCH spokesperson, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola, also confirmed the development to journalists.
He said: “Good afternoon, dear colleagues and friends.
“Having been on the field caring for others, I thought it wise to subject myself to a voluntary screening for COVID-19.
“The result turned out to be positive on Saturday evening, April 18.
“I presently do not have any symptom and I am currently on self-isolation, awaiting a repeat test.
“I implore everyone I have had contact with recently to immediately go on self-isolation pending the time they will be tested.
“Those concerned should also properly inform their Heads of Department.
“I strongly advise every healthcare worker to always take precautionary measures as COVID-19 is real and spreads fast, even though some persons infected are asymptomatic.
“Please stay safe always. Thank you.” (NAN)