A private hospital in Lagos, Vedic Lifecare hospital, has temporarily shut down its operations after two of its staff and an in-patient tested positive for coronavirus.
“Approximately 10 days ago, we had an in-patient who later tested positive for COVID 19 after discharge,” the hospital, located in Lekki, said in a statement on Monday.
“As per protocols set by NCDC we have tested our staff who have come in contact with the COVID positive patient and unfortunately, we have had 2 staff members who tested positive yesterday.”
Furthermore, the hospital management also advised patients and other category of people who visited the hospital in the last 10 days to go for testing and self-isolate thereafter.
Nigerianeye gathered that Lagos remains the epicentre of the coronavirus in Nigeria with 376 cases recorded, 60% of Nigeria’s total.
The state recorded 187 new cases over the past week – 70 of those cases were recorded on Sunday alone, its highest single day record of new cases.
As of April 19, Nigeria has recorded 627 coronavirus cases in 21 states and the FCT. 170 people have recovered and been discharged, but 21 people have died.