The Rivers State Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) has recorded two cases of COVID-19. The Public Relations Officer of hospital, Dr Nsirim Larry confirmed this development in a statement in Port Harcourt, today.
According to him, the patients include a female security working in the hospital and another female patient admitted into the labour ward.
“It is important to note that the doctors and nurses who had direct contact with both patients have been advised by hospital management to self isolate.
“RSUTH is making preparations to decontaminate the labour ward and radiology unit immediately while sample collection of the direct contacts would begin tomorrow.
“We urge anyone, who has not been contacted to please indicate by calling the POTARD unit for sample collection,” he appealed to workers in the hospital.
Larry urged residents to remain calm and offer their prayers and support to those infected with the virus.