26 Army Generals test positive for Covid-19


At least, 26 Nigerian Army officers who had contact with the late General Olu Irefin have tested positive for Covid-19.
Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Sagir Musa said the affected senior Army officers were attendees of the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference  in Abuja.

All the officers who attended the conference, their wives and other members of their families who live with them have been directed to isolate themselves for a week by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Brigadier General Musa also said all officers and soldiers working at the Army Headquarters are being tested and COVID-19  protocols being strictly enforced across all units and formations of the Nigerian Army.
The  venue of the aborted conference; the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro and the Army Headquarters in Garlic  Area 8 were  decontaminated by Health officials at the weekend

Major General Irefin fell ill at the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Conference last week and was taken to the hospital. He later tested positive for COVID-19 and was receiving treatment before he died.

General Irefin was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

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