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NYSC Member Confirmed Covid-19 in Nigeria

A member of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), Ikeche Emeka has narrated how he could not tell his mother that he was infected with the  narrated, ‘coronavirus’.

He said, I am a youth corps member serving in a health facility in Warri, Delta State. A house officer and some colleagues were involved in the treatment of a patient who later tested positive for COVID -19.

Unfortunately, the patient died. The entire team involved in treating the patient got tested for COVID -19 and the house officer’s result was positive.“

Before the death of the patient, the House Officer already crossed over to my department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for his next  the Houposting.

Upon seeing Officer’s test confirmation, my entire department also got tested. The two – day waiting period for the result of the test was filled with tension.

He explained that he contracted the virus while serving in a health facility in Warri, Delta State.

According to him, his mother believes that having COVID -19 is a death sentence so it was difficult to inform her until he recovered .

The results were out, and I tested positive. The only symptom I had was a mild sore throat. The night I was evacuated from my apartment to the isolation centres was very dramatic as my gateman kept asking me , as I was entering the ambulance if I had COVID -19. According to him, his mother believes that having COVID -19 is a death sentence so it was difficult to inform her until he recovered.

Emeka, whose story was retweeted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control via its Twitter handle , shared a story of how a 66-year – old COVID – 19 patient died six hours after admission.

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