Covid19: UCH, CMD test negative after eight days of isolation and treatment


The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo who earlier tested positive has now tested negative  for the Covid19 after eight days of isolation and treatment.

Otegbayo had tested positive to the coronavirus seven days ago.

It was gathered through the Head of Public Relations Unit of the hospital Mr Toye Akinrinlola that the last test on his blood sample has come back negative.

Akinrinlola said the test result arrived at about 3:45 pm with family,  friends and workers of the institution elated over the good news.

He said he may have contracted the virus through Board meetings of the hospital held from Monday to Wednesday last week.

The week-long meetings were suspended on Thursday after some members showed symptoms of COVID-19.

He was among the eight confirmed cases in Oyo State as at Wednesday April 1.