No fewer than 13 health practitioners, including three medical doctors and nine nurses, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State.
Acting Head of Clinical Services at the hospital, Dr. Ishaya Kwala confirmed the development in Jalingo on Friday after an emergency meeting of the technical committee on COVID-19 in the State.
He said the health workers were undergoing treatment.
The Chief Medical Director of the State Specialist Hospital, Dr. Alex Maiyangwa, said mass testing for COVID-19 was ongoing at the hospital.
“In the last one month we have tested 363 cases and 60 without the health workers turned out positive,” he said.
The state government has ordered the compulsory wearing of facemasks by residents in public places.