Ten athletes have now tested positive to the COVID-19 at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), the organisers have said.
Those tested positive for COVID-19 have been placed in isolation.
Dr Andrew Obi, the Incident Manager, COVID-19 Response, Edo State stated that seven of the athletes had been moved to the Stella Obasanjo Isolation Centre, where medical personnel are attending to them.
The remaining three, according to Dr Obi, tested positive Sunday morning.
“So far, we have 10 persons who tested positive; seven of them have been moved to the Stella Obasanjo Isolation Centre.
“They will be there taking their doses until they’re declared fit enough to get back to the public,” Dr Obi said.