29 health workers test positive for Covid-19 in Plateau state

The Plateau State Government says 29 of its health workers have been infected with coronavirus.

Dr. Nimkong Lar, Commissioner for Health, disclosed this at a press briefing in Jos on Wednesday.

According to the commissioner, the state has recorded 198 confirmed cases with 114 discharged and five deaths.

“Update on National Centre for Disease Control says Plateau has 168 confirmed cases but results released now confirms we have 198 cases,’’ he said.

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Lar said the state closed down a private hospital for two weeks, following its exposure to two Covid-19 patients, who were managed for other health conditions.

He said that 17 staff of the hospital were confirmed with the disease, while all staff of the hospital have been quarantined.

“We decontaminated the hospital yesterday and have closed it down for public safety.

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“We have also taken the 17 staff to the isolation centres for treatment,’’ he said.

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