Covid-19: Five Nurses, Two Mortuary Attendants Test Positive in Delta

By Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba
Five Nurses and Two Mortuary Attendants in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta state have tested positive to Coronavirus Pandemic discease
The five nurses were said to be staff of Treasurehold Clinic in Ugbeyiyi in Sapele that was sealed two weeks ago by the Delta state ministry of health monitoring team for alleged irregularities in practice
Reports said that the Clinic had also been secretly treating a prominent Pastor,( name withheld) who tested positive for Coronavirus Pandemic while the mortuary attendants were said to be staff of the Central hospital in Sapele
But the Sapele Council boss, Mr Eugene Inoaghan who Confirmed this to Journalists in area on Sunday said that the Seven persons were currently undergoing treatment at the treatment center in Oghara town, adding”the Seven  persons as I speak to you have been taken to treatment center while tracing their contacts , and I want to appeal to Sapele residents that the illness is real and we should always keep the social distancing and don’t forget to use facemasks”
Meanwhile,a teacher in one of the government owned schools in Ughelli North Headquarters at the weekend slumped and died after receiving the news that her husband tested positive to Covid-19 Pandemic disease
It was gathered that the victim has been battling with high blood pressure over the years and may have died as a result of the shock of the news that worsened her health
But Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Onoye Mordi said that the woman ( namewitheld) died at the weekend adding that she had been deposited at the mortuary in Ughelli North General Hospital while her Children have been placed on Isolation
The Commissioner said” we were called the a woman slumped and died and on findings, we discovered that the husband tested to positive Covid-19 Pandemic disease hence she slumped and died because of her health status, and her husband is currently receiving treatment at one of the centers established by the state government in Ughelli”
Dr Mordi said that the increasing Cases at present in Delta are usually coming from various Communities in the state where residents have delibrately refused to know their status while some them claimed that there was no Covid-19 Pandemic disease as governments at all levels were Just Collecting money from the World Health Organization ( WHO)
” we are shocked the way people in the state are going about the Covid-19 Pandemic disease , many said there is no Covid-19 Pandemic disease, while others said governments at all levels are Just Collecting money from WHO” Dr Mordi said