The Nigerian Army has affirmed that 26 staff tried positive for COVID-19 after the demise of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Port Harcourt, Maj.- Gen. Johnson Irefin.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.- Gen. Sagir Musa, offered this known in an expression on Sunday in Abuja.
Musa disclosed that a total of 417 personnel had so far been tested as at Sunday in line with the directive of the Chief of Army Staff that all officers who attended the just concluded COAS conference be isolated and tested.
“On the confirmation that Gen Irefin’s COVID-19 test was positive on Dec. 9, the Chief of Army Staff instructed the immediate suspension of the conference.
“And, all participants were directed to move into self isolation in line with the Federal Government protocols on COVID 19 pandemic,”
He noted that out of 417 personnel tested so far, 26 were confirmed positive cases.
“Currently, all participants are in self isolation irrespective of their results while Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recommended COVID-19 treatment drugs were immediately issued to those that tested positive,”
The military representative added that all officials and fighters working at the Army Headquarters were being tried while COVID-19 conventions as carefully wellbeing rules are being authorized across all units and arrangements of Nigerian armed force.
He said that the whole Army Headquarters complex was altogether disinfected on Saturday.