Panic at RSUTH as hospital’s female security guards test positive for Covid-19

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The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) on Saturday said that two patients who were admitted to the hospital have tested positive to coronavirus.

Dr Nsirim Larry, the public relations officer of the hospital who confirmed the development in a statement in Port Harcourt said the patients were female security working in the hospital and another female patient admitted into the labour ward.

Rivers has so far recorded 89 coronavirus infections with 7 deaths, 23 discharges and 59 active cases.

According to Nsirim: “It is important to note that the doctors and nurses who had direct contact with both patients have been advised by hospital management to self-isolate.

“RSUTH is making preparations to decontaminate the labour ward and radiology unit immediately while sample collection of the direct contacts would begin tomorrow.

“We urge anyone, who has not been contacted to please indicate by calling the POTARD unit for sample collection,” he appealed to workers in the hospital.

Nsirim urged residents to remain calm and offer their prayers and support to those infected with the virus.