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26 Army Generals Positive As 417 Personnel Take COVID-19 Test


More issues appear to be rising within the Nigerian Army after 26 generals who had contact with Major General Olu Irefin examined constructive for COVID-19.

Late Irefin, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, fell sick final week whereas attending the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja.

He was later taken to a navy hospital the place he died of respiratory failure secondary to the problems of COVID-19 an infection.

General Irefin was stated to have visited a few of his colleagues earlier than the convention, and Channels Television gathered that 26 generals examined constructive.

The appearing Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sagir Musa, additionally confirmed {that a} complete of 417 personnel have been examined with 26 confirmed constructive instances as of Sunday, though he didn’t disclose the ranks of the contaminated individuals.

According to him, all those that attended the convention are in self-isolation no matter their outcomes.

General Musa acknowledged that COVID-19 remedy medicine really helpful by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had been instantly issued to people who examined constructive.

He added that each one officers and troopers working on the Army Headquarters had been being examined as COVID-19 protocols had been being strictly enforced throughout all models and formations of the drive.

The military spokesman famous that the complete Army Headquarters advanced was completely fumigated by well being officers on Saturday final week.

He additionally defined the processes that led to the dying of General Irefin in a press release on Sunday.

Part of the assertion learn,

The Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference (COAS) 2020, began on 7 December 2020 with the digital commissioning of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command’s Headquarters at Giri by the President, Commander-in-Chief.

Among the attendees was Malor General JO Irefin, the late General Officer Commanding 6 Division, based mostly in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Same day, at about 9pm, having complained of fever, headache and gentle cough, he was taken to Defence Medical Centre, Abuja.

His medical historical past revealed that he was handled for malaria with parenteral artemether per week in the past at 6 Division Medical Services and Hospital in Port Harcourt Barracks.

On Wednesday 8 December 2020, his pattern for COVID 19 was taken and he was directed to self-isolate pending the end result of the take a look at.

On the identical day, the results of his COVID 19 take a look at was confirmed constructive and was taken to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja for additional administration.

Sadly, he handed on at about 0510 hours on (*26*) tenth of December 2020. The reason behind his dying was reported as respiratory failure secondary to the problems of COVID 19 an infection.

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