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BREAKING: UCH CMD tests negative for coronavirus, after a follow-up test

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Prof Jesse Otegbayo UCH CMD

The Chief Medical Doctor of the University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH), Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo has now tested negative to COVID-19 following a new test result, information reaching OYOGist.com has revealed.

OYOGist.com recalls that Prof. Jesse Otegbayo tested positive to the novel coronavirus after a participant in a panel he chaired exhibited symptoms of the deadly disease, and all members had to get tested.

The news of the new test result was shared with OYOGist.com on Thursday, 2nd of April, 2020.


Read the statement shared with OYOGist.com below:

I have the pleasure to announce that the repeat test of the Hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo has returned negative. He had earlier tested positive to the COVID- 19 Virus last Friday.

Prof. Otegbayo had on sunday personally said in a statement that he tested positive for COVID- 19 while he admonished all those who had come in contact with him to go on self quarantine.

However, his samples were taken again on tuesday, 31st March, and today, at about 3.00pm, the result came in negative.

The provost of UI College of Medicine, Prof. Oluwabunmi Olaopa Olopade and the deputy provost, Prof. Obafunke Denloye have both tested Negative in a repeat test.

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