Ayo Alaba, President of Birdsview Group has served an update after announcing that the UK returnee who tested positive for coronavirus has been living with a staff of his company since Saturday March 14, till Tuesday morning when the test result was released.
He revealed that after they received a notice about a possible COVID-19 exposure among their staff, they swung into extreme actions by placing the office building under lock and keys, suspending business operations, and subjecting all employees that could have been in contact with the staff to mandatory and monitored quarantine.
Ayo disclosed that a medical test carried carried on a staff who had a close contact with a family member who tested positive for the virus, came out negative. He added that they will be taking further precautionary measure to disinfect their Ikeja office building today March 18.
In the wake of the notice received by our HR unit about a possible COVID-19 exposure among our staff, our business swung into extreme actions by placing the office building under lock and keys, suspending business operations, and subjecting all employees that could have been in contact with the staff to mandatory and monitored quarantine, separate from their families, till we received the result of the test carried out on the exposed staff. Our business had since been placed on emergency mode and was prepared for both best cases and worst cases. .
I can now confirm the bright development that our staff tested negative to the virus in the early minutes of today. While this sounds like a big relief to Nigeria and Nigerians, it is a testament to the pandemic nature of COVID-19, and should not be taken for granted by anyone and for any reason. .
We extend our solidarity to everyone fighting the virus, especially our staff’s cousin who recently tested positive. We pray that they are blessed with the strength and fortitude to withstand the waiting time for the virus to run its course. .
Going forward, we will be taking further precautionary measure to disinfect our Ikeja office building today, March 18, air it out tomorrow, and resume business as usual on Friday. We take health and safety very seriously and will stop at nothing to ensure that our staff and clients are at their tip-top always. .
Stay safe and stay healthy, as we work together to win COVID-19 together