Coronavirus: Road transport owners to withdraw services
NARTO has vowed to withdraw services of its drivers from Nigeria over coronavirus. This was disclosed by its national president, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman .
The president also ordered drivers to stay away from petroleum depots nationwide Following the devastation caused by the rampaging coronavirus.
According to him, the directive became imperative as part of measures taken by the federal government to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Our workers should be rest assured that the National Leadership of NARTO would stand by them at this critical moment as we equally implore them to be of good conduct and law abiding,” he said in a statement in Lagos.
Meanwhile, it is reported that amid mounting coronavirus scare, the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan has shut down major operations and key services including consultation.
The chief medical director of the hospital, Jesse Otegbayo, made this known on Wednesday, March 25, and further added that the departments in the hospital will also stop rendering services until further notice.
Briefing further on the development, Otegbayo said that the shutdown on major services became necessary due to the “accidental exposure of some doctors in the institution to some suspected Covid-19 patients.”
He gave the affected departments as outpatients clinics, medicine and surgery and paediatric departments. Otegbayo said with the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the major priority of the hospital henceforth will be geared towards curbing the spread of the virus.
Established in 1957, the teaching hospital is one of the major health facilities in the country.