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BREAKING: UCH CMD Now Free of Coronavirus

After eight days of isolation and treatment, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19.

The good news was broken by the Head of Public Relations Unit of the hospital, Mr Toye Akinrinlola.

“The  last test on his blood sample has come back negative,” Akinrinlola said, adding that the test result arrived at about 3:45 p.m., Thursday, and set family, friends and workers of the institution jubilating.

Otegbayo announced last week that he had tested positive to the virus.

He said he may have contracted the virus while attending the institution’s Board meeting which held between Monday and Wednesday last week.

The meetings were suspended on Thursday after some members showed symptoms of COVID-19.

He was among the eight confirmed cases in Oyo State as at Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

In a related development, the Provost of the College of Medicine and his deputy have also tested positive for the virus and have since placed themselves in self-isolation

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