By Comrade Nnadi Goodluck
Five serving NYSC members, three medical doctors, a pharmacist, medical laboratory scientist and a female nurse have all been quarantined after they had contact with a woman who tested positive for coronavirus in Otu-Jeremi, the headquarters of Ughelli South council area of Delta State.
It all started last week Thursday when the boyfriend of the woman who is said to be 36-years old visited Otu-Jeremi General Hospital and was diagnosed of tuberculosis, even though she later showed symptoms of coronavirus.
She was then referred to the isolation centre in Warri, where her sample was collected on Monday and came back positive on Tuesday.
A source who preferred to be anonymous said: “The patient and her boyfriend came to the hospital last Thursday and upon medical test, she was diagnosed of tuberculosis and showed symptoms of COVID-19.
“Owing to the fact that the Ughelli COVID-19 holding centre was not ready as at Thursday, the patient was asked to immediately go to the Warri center for treatment.
“Unfortunately, she went to the Warri centre on Sunday, three days after, where her sample was collected and taken to Irua Specialist hospital for test the next day, which was Monday.
“The result came out Tuesday and she was diagnosed to be positive for COVID-19. The NCDC team has already begun contact tracing at the residence of her boyfriend in Otor-Udu and her residence in an estate in Effurun, Uvwie local government area.”