26 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Nigerian Army

"Nigerian Army Confirms 26 Officers Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Fumigates Headquarters"
According to the reports, 26 Nigerian Army has been tested positive for Coronavirus.

This comes after the death of a senior officer, General John Olubunmi Irefin who died of coronavirus complications.

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According to the Sahara report, It was stated that the Nigerian Army has confirmed a total of 417 officers that has been tested of coronavirus.

The army noted that all participants at the Chief of the Army Staff Quarterly Conference where the virus first broke out, had remained in self-isolation irrespective of their results.

According to Brig-Gen Sagir Musa, he said;

"were immediately issued to its personnel that tested positive."

He said, "The Chief of Army Staff's Annual Conference started on December 7, 2020. Among the attendees was the late Maj Gen J.O. Irefin, the late General Officer Commanding 6 Division, based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The same day, at about 9 pm, having complained of fever, headache and mild cough, he was taken to Defence Medical Centre, Abuja.

"Sadly, he passed away on Thursday, December 10. The cause of his death was reported as respiratory failure secondary to the complications of COVID 19 infection.

"On the confirmation that Gen Irefin's COVID-19 test was positive, the Chief of Army Staff directed the immediate suspension of the conference and all participants were directed to move into self-isolation in line with FGN protocols on COVID 19 pandemic.

"Equally, comprehensive testing of all participants commenced immediately. Consequently, as of Sunday, December 13, 2020, a total of 417 personnel have so far been tested with 26 confirmed positive cases. Currently, all participants are in self-isolation irrespective of their results while NCDC-recommended COVID-19 treatment drugs were immediately issued to those that tested positive.

"Accordingly, all officers and soldiers working at the Army Headquarters are being tested and the entire Army Headquarters complex was thoroughly fumigated on Saturday."

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