The Langtang North General Hospital located in Plateau state has been closed down, following the confirmation of two fresh cases of Covid- 19 at the facility.
It was also learnt that 29 other health workers at the said hospital had been quarantined as well, in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The closure of the General hospital in Langtang North brings to three numbers of health facilities that had been closed down in the state as a result of Coronavirus.
Ubandoma Laven, the Chairman of the Langtang North Local Government Area, said in his words, ” those tested positive of the pandemic were laboratory scientists working in day and night with the General hospital in the council.
He also said, “As a result of this, 29 health workers in the hospital were being isolated for two weeks while their family members will be monitored. I am appealing to the people of the local government to remain calm, heed and unworried to the safety rules already set by the World Health Organization”.
Pressing forward, he enjoined the people to observe all Covid-19 protocols given by the health practitioner.
The state Commissioner of Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, said, “the hospital had been shut while workers of the affected department were being tested.