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EXCLUSIVE: 18 Nigerian Army Generals Test Positive For COVID-19

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At least 18 Nigerian Army generals have examined optimistic for coronavirus (COVID-19), navy sources instructed Channels Television on Sunday.

The contaminated navy officers had been mentioned to have had contact with late Major General Olu Irefin who died from COVID-19 problems final week.

According to the sources, the affected senior military officers had been attendees of the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference on the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja.

Besides, late General Irefin was mentioned to have visited a few of his colleagues at residence earlier than he attended the convention.

Thereafter, all of the officers who attended the convention, their wives, and different members of their households who dwell with them, have been directed to isolate themselves for every week by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (*18*) (NCDC).

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A file picture of late Major General, Olu Irefin.


The sources revealed that the affected senior military officers had been largely those that got here from outdoors Abuja and have been examined by officers of the NCDC.

However, others who had been within the nation’s capital have but to take the take a look at for the virus.

Channels Television additionally learnt that the venue of the aborted convention – the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Asokoro – has been decontaminated by well being officers on the weekend

Major General Irefin fell ailing on the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Conference final week and was taken to the hospital.

He was later confirmed to be optimistic for COVID-19 and was receiving remedy earlier than he died.

The late common was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Six Division of the Army in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

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