Two senior staff of the Nigerian Printing and Minting Company Plc, also known as MINT, have gone into an isolation centre after they tested positive for the coronavirus.
EducationTell learnt that the officials, a General Manager and Manager, who were rushed to the isolation centre in Gwabwalada Specialist Hospital, have spent over one week undergoing treatment.
It was further learnt that shortly after the two officials were admitted into the isolation centre, officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stormed the MINT headquarters and ordered all staff of the firm who had contact with the index cases to immediately go into isolation.
All the affected staff have since been taken into isolation centres where they are expected to spend at least two weeks to prove they are COVID-19 negative.
A source at the MINT disclosed to EducationTell that if more of the staff in the isolation centres test positive, the MINT headquarters will be shut down to prevent further spread of the virus.