Coronavirus kills police officer in Abeokuta

Coronavirus kills police officer in Abeokuta

Complications resulting from Coronavirus infection has claimed the life of a police officer in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The officer died at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State. This is according to the hospitals’ Head of Public Relations, Segun Orisajo, Daily Trust reported.

Equally important, the officer died not long after he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

A test, which was also carried out on his body returned positive for the virus.

“His body is being prepared for release to his family for burial in strict compliance with World Health Organisation guidelines.”

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“All staff, who came in contact with the deceased, are currently on self isolation,” Orisajo said.

Ogun State currently has 115 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

 

Meanwhile, Scientists say the novel Coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes; after research found that the eyes contain a protein used by the disease scientifically called SARS-CoV-2 to bind to cells.

Indeed, the latest discovery is coming from a team of researchers from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

According to the team of scientists, led by Lingli Zhou of the Department of Ophthalmology, COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 latches onto ACE-2 receptors in the eyes as these receptors are known as the ‘gateway’ into cells inside the body.

 

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