28-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth in Ogun

A 28-year-old COVID-19 patient has been delivered of a baby girl in Ogun State.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement.

Coker said a team of doctors, midwives, and other health workers took the safe delivery of the mother on Tuesday.

The patient was said to be asymptomatic but had been placed on self-isolation at home before the delivery date.

The commissioner said, “Today, we are at the State Hospital to celebrate our doctors, midwives and others for taking delivery of a baby girl by an asymptomatic COVID-19 mother for this great feat.”

The husband of the newly delivered mother, who pleaded anonymity, appreciated God and the team of healthcare workers for the safe delivery of his wife.

The statement quoted him as saying, “I strongly believe that COVID-19 exists, there is no doubt about it. I want to encourage people that whosoever is found positive should not see it as a death sentence. It is something that is treatable.

“When I was told that my wife had the virus, I subjected her to self-isolation at home, which she did and hoping God to heal her outrightly.”

He, therefore, advised the general public, particularly those that still do not believe coronavirus exists, not to see it as a child’s play but should endeavour to strictly follow the laid down guidelines on COVID-19.

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