The two persons that were admitted to the River State University teaching hospital (RSUTH), on Saturday have been tested positive to have the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Nsirim Larry, the University teaching hospital public relations officer, confirmed the development in a statement in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
According to him Dr Nsirim Larry, the patients are, a female security personnel working in the hospital and another female patient admitted into the labour ward.
“It is important to note that the doctors and nurses who had direct contact with both patients have been advised by the hospital management to self-isolate.
“River State University teaching hospital (RSUTH) is making preparations to decontaminate the labour ward and radiology unit immediately while sample collection of the direct contacts would begin tomorrow.
“We urge anyone, who has not been contacted to please indicate by calling the POTARD unit for sample collection,” he appealed to workers in the hospital.
The Public Relations Officer of the RSUTH,urged residents of the to remain calm and offer their prayers to God and support to those infected with the Covid-19 virus.
Rivers State now has 89 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus with 23 persons discharged, and seven deaths, according to the latest update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Friday night.