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Drama As Coronavirus Patients Dare Government, Reject Treatment In Abuja, Nigeria

According to Sun News, some unnamed residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, who have tested positive, have refused to relocate to treatment centres established by the govt..

Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello, while briefing stakeholders in Abuja, said he maybe forced to invoke the relevant sections of the law to evacuate the recalcitrant patients to isolation centres.

“Following the submission by the Response Team that some Covid-19 positive individuals were refusing to travel to treatment centers and instead preferred to treat themselves in their homes, the FCT Minister expressed dissatisfaction with this development and said existing laws are going to be wont to force such persons to travel to treatment centers explaining that their staying reception posed great risks not just to their families but also immediate communities,” an announcement made available to newsmen read.

Daily Sun had exclusively reported yesterday that recent cases in Abuja were emanating from slums and settlements located in highbrow areas of town.

The statement further read: “Since we’ve begun to witness community transmission of the virus, it’s imperative that we must do everything within our power to prevent the spread whether or not we’ve to compel such persons to travel to treatment centers. so as to forestall further spread of the virus within the communities, it absolutely was resolved that massive testing are going to be applied in areas where community transmission has been established, including Mabushi, Gishiri and Utako.

“The Response Team also encouraged all residents to wear face masks when outside within the public and also encouraged them to create their own face masks from cloth and wear them always.”

The meeting also reviewed the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic within the FCT and also the measures taken to contain it.

So far, a complete of 263 staff, made from 66 doctors, 103 nurses, 9 pharmacists, 15 laboratory scientists and 70 other staff, are trained, while 337 others are slated for training which is on-going in batches.

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