A 33-year-old businesswoman demanded an apology from the
government agency and compensation for the trauma she suffered. Martha demanded explanation from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control over her
isolation at the Asokoro District Hospital, Federal
Capital Territory, Abuja, despite testing negative for the COVID-19.
Martha told our correspondent that on May 11,
she and her husband went for the test with the
support of her brother.
Two days later, herbhusband’s result was sent via a text message. “The next day, my husband called the NCDC to
They told him that they had beenbtrying to call me, but my line was not reachable and that they did not text people who were positive. “My husband asked if that meant that I was positive.
They told him that they would call me.” Martha said after the conversation with her husband, several officials of the NCDC
bombarded her with phone calls, demanding her
She stated, that when they sent her husband own to him throughout that day, she was worriedbthat her own was not sent. She said she realised that the officials had visited her office with the intention of whisking her to the isolation centre.