Some students of Osun State School of Nursing and Midwifery, Osogbo have reportedly contracted the novel Coronavirus.
It was gathered that a student in the school hostel had last week tested positive for the deadly virus.
Sources put the figure of the affected students at about 15.
The development according to findings was said to have compelled the management of the school to mandate compulsory COVID-19 test for all the students.
Findings indicated that about five students were discharged from the Isolation centre at the weekend.
Sources told newsmen that some of the students are still expecting their COVID-19 results while that have so far tested positive were moved to the Isolation centre.
Commissioner for Health in the State of Osun, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu confirmed that some students tested positive to COVID-19 in the school.
Isamotu disclosed that few students contacted the virus and declined to give the figures.
He said, “Just like anybody else, a few students tested positive. So, few students tested positive, not many. I can assure you.”
The State Government, however, had called on residents of the state, especially those with traits of sickness, to go for COVID-19 test as the number of coronavirus cases in the state increases.