A 36-year-old woman who was recently discharged after testing negative in Delta state, Nigeria, has alleged that the virus is a scam in Nigeria.
The woman who was diagnosed positive for coronavirus on 17th April, 2020 refused to believe the result of the test but was taken to the COVID-19 Isolation/Treatment Center in Warri where she was kept for 17 days. She was discharged after reportedly testing negative for the virus.
Upon her discharge, the patient spoke to journalists and insisted that she never received or saw her COVID-19 test results.
She claimed that COVID-19 is a scam in Nigeria because her family members she had close contact with never got infected.
“It was an audio result that I got. They called me to tell me that I was positive but did not give me any result. Before I was taken there I already said the virus is not in this country. We cannot curb its spread if it is in this nation. The disease may be in the western world, but not here. Keeping me there (Isolation Center) was against my wish.
Markets are crowded; if it is here more people would have been affected. The banks are also crowded. It’s a scam in this nation. I am a witness. I have been there. I may have stayed at the isolation centre, but I do not see myself as a COVID-19 patient.” She said
“My friend who was with me before I was admitted is living his normal life. He is fine. His test was negative. How about my family at home? When I was sick my mother was the one bathing me and even slept in the same room with me many times. She is almost 70 and still living her normal life. Imagine the close contact she had with me.
They did not plan the drama before they went on stage. They would have quarantined my family. The reports that the doctors that attended to me were all tested positive for COVID-19 are all fabricated stories.” She added