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Policeman dies of Coronavirus at FMC, Abeokuta

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A Policeman (name withheld) has died of Coronavirus at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Ogun Today reports that the officers death brings to two, the number of Coronavirus patients that had died in the hospital within a week.

OgunToday also recalled that, a pregnant woman had died last Saturday at the same facility while awaiting her COVID-19 test result which later came back positive.

The Head, Public Relations and Information , FMC , Segun Orisajo, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He  said, “The Centre has recorded the death of a patient who tested positive for Coronavirus.

 “The deceased, a Policeman presented himself at the General Outpatients department of the hospital about three days ago.

“He later died same day. The result of his test returned this morning positive.

“His body is being prepared for release to his family for burial in strict compliance with World Health Organisations (WHO) guidelines.
“All staff who came in contact with the deceased are currently on self isolation,” Orisajo added.

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