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A private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria has suspended its operations for two weeks because of “exposure to COVID-19.”

In a statement on Monday, the St. Nicholas Hospital said it had contacted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and that the building had been decontaminated.

“The safety of all our staff and patients is of paramount importance to us. As such, we are complying with the directive of the HEFAMAA (Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency) to suspend our services for 2 weeks (April 18 to May 2),” the communique read.

In the meantime, the facility has introduced telemedicine services

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