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COVID-19 Patients Refuse Isolation In Bauchi, Claim It Is “A Scam”

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Two patients in have refused to be isolated after they claimed that the disease is a scam, officials in the state said.

COVID-19 Patients Refuse Isolation In Bauchi, Claim It Is "A Scam"
COVID-19 Patients Refuse Isolation In Bauchi, Claim It Is “A Scam”

Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this on Tuesday.

Mohammed, who is also the chairman of the state’s Contact Tracing Committee for Covid-19, said they refused to be isolated because they denied that Covid-19 is real.

He announced that state security officials were informed of the situation, and would soon be evacuated to an isolation center.

Mohammed also reported that two people attending to one of the 2 Covid-19 positive people at home came forward for testing and one of them tested positive for the disease.

“Some people are still having denial in their minds. We have two people who tested positive and have not reached out facilities. What’s more worrying is that, by their denial, they are infecting family members and other unsuspecting people.

“They refused to go (to isolation centre) because they are still denying the fact that Coronavirus is real. As they stay at home now, already two of the people taking care of one of them came for testing and one of them tested positive for Covid-19,” Mohammed said.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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