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COVID-19: Wife of Ondo Governor, State’s Chief Medical Director test positive. Health Commissioner Dead

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The wife of Ondo governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Also, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Ondo state’s University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, has tested positive.

The wife’s health status announcement is coming few days after her husband, state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, embarked on self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

A statement by Adeeyo Babatunde on behalf of the CMD said he” is currently being treated and responding to the treatment positively.

The statement advised all members of staff of the Teaching Hospital to go about their normal duties and continue to observe universal precautions against the COVID-19.

It reads ”this is to inform the members of staff of University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital and the general public that the Chief Medical Director was positive to COVID-19 test conducted on him after he exhibited symptoms relating to coronavirus disease.

“However, the CMD is currently being treated and he is responding to the treatment positively.

Meanwhile, the state’s health commissioner, Dr Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro, has died of the virus

Adegbenro was said to have died at the Federal Medical Center FMC in Owo after he was rushed there yesterday.

Reports had it that he collapsed while attending to a patient in his hospital and later revived.

He reportedly fell sick last on Monday and stayed indoor until he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre where he died.

Doctors at the hospital said he died of health complications coupled with being infected with COVID -19 pandemic.

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