Nursing students test positive for COVID-19 in Osun

Nursing students test positive for COVID-19 in Osun

File Picture: Some Nursing Students receiving lecture in class
File Picture: Some Nursing Students receiving lecture in class
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
No fewer than fifteen students of Osun State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Osogbo have tested positive to Coronavirus.
Need Boom gathered from sources that a student in the school hostel, last week tested positive for the virus.
The development which compelled the management of the school to mandate a compulsory COVID-19 test for all the students.
Some students living with the COVID-19 patient were said to have been isolated.
It was gathered that at the weekend, about five students were discharged from the Isolation centre.
Some of the students are still expecting their COVID-19 result while some students, said to be fifteen, tested positive.
It was gathered that those who tested positive have been moved to Isolation centre.
When contacted, the Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu confirmed that some students tested positive to COVID-19 in the school.
But Isamotu couldn’t disclose the exact figure of those that tested positive.
He only said that few students contacted the virus.
He said, “Just like anybody else, a few students tested positive. So, few students tested positive, not many. I can assure you.”
The State Government had called on residents of the state, especially those with traits of sickness, to go for COVID-19 test as the number of coronavirus cases in the state increases.

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