A two and half years old girl has tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
The girl was admitted into the facility eight days ago on account of breathlessness.
Some investigations were subsequently carried out on her.
According to the hospital’s Head of Public Relations, Segun Orisajo, the victim was isolated due to the persisted high temperature, hence no member of staff or other patients were unduly exposed.
Orisajo noted that, to confirm the initial suspicion by a team of care givers, on the third day, she was screened for corona virus while her treatment continued.
The samples of her test returned positive for coronavirus today.
He said the girl was receiving treatment at the Centre’s isolation ward while the facility where she was initially admitted has been decontaminated.
Meanwhile, the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu said the Management had initiated a contact tracing of her relatives.