A woman who is among the recovered COVID-19 patients recently discharged in Delta State, has alleged that the virus is a scam in Nigeria.
The patient, a 36-year-old woman, was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 on April 17.
She refused to believe the results 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 relations who were in close contact together with her weren’t infected.
She said: “It was an audio result that I got. They called me to inform me that i was positive but didn’t 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’s in this nation. The disease could also be within the western world, but not here. Keeping me there (Isolation Center) was against my wish.
“The markets are crowded; if it’s here more people would have been affected. The banks also are crowded. It’s a scam in this nation. i’m a witness. I even have been there. i’ll have stayed at the isolation centre, but I don’t see myself as a COVID-19 patient.
“My friend who was with me before i was admitted is living his normal life. he’s 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 repeatedly . She is nearly 70 and still living her normal life. Imagine the close contact she had with me.
“They didn’t 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.”