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COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Ajaokuta Steel Company as the company records her first case of the Coronavirus disease.

In order to contain the community spread of the virus within the staff, workers and visitors of the steel company, there Calls for immediate closure of the health center.

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The Ajaokuta Steel Company has thus proceeded to shut down the company’s medical center after recording the index COVID-19 case at the medical center.

This was contained in a statement issued and posted on the hospital’s notice board on Friday and signed by the hospital’s Deputy General Manager, D.Y. Salisu.

The statement read, “You may be aware that a case of Covid-19 had been confirmed at the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited Medical Centre. The victim had since been moved to the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja under the watch of relevant agencies.

“The hospital will be shut down for services effective 12 noon, Friday 7th August 2020.

“In line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control protocol and guidelines, all contacts have been directed to proceed on self-isolation for 14 days and the entire hospital will be decontaminated to prevent further infection and community spread.”

The steel company has thus yet to reveal the duration for the shutdown or when it’ll be safe to reopen.

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