COVID-19: UCH Chairman Tests Positive A Second Time
Ibrahim Shetima

Chairman of the governing board of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Ibrahim Shetima has tested positive for Coronavirus again.

Shetima had earlier tested positive for coronavirus and was placed in isolation at a special ward in UCH.

However, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Toye Akinrinlola, disclosed that the chairman manifested symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan.

However, the result of the COVID-19 second test done returned positive.

He said, “As I earlier said, the chairman only attended the first day of the board meeting on Tuesday, 24th of March, 2020. It was at the meeting that he began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. The meeting was suspended and a test was done and result came out positive. He was placed in a special ward at the hospital for treatment.

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“A repeat test, which was done to see if he was negative after a series of treatments, was conducted two days ago (Sunday) and the result still showed positive.

“He is being treated at an isolation center at the UCH. He will continue treatment and a third test would be done at an appointed time.”

Akinrinlola, however, noted that Shetima was “sharp and alert.”

“The chairman’s case is not severe. He is sharp and alert but we have to attain that negative status before we can consider him as fully recovered. The record we have places him around 65 years of age, ” he added.