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COVID-19 infected lawyer urges NCDC to tackle illness in Kogi community

By obp001 • 2 weeks ago • 2330 views • 888 comments

Mr Realwan Okpanachi, a constitutional lawyer in Abuja, has called on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to urgently look into a strange disease ravaging Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA), of Kogi.

Okpanachi made the call during a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Abuja.

He said the death of his father-in-law recently, forced him to travel to Ogugu, a community in Olamaboro, where all the guidelines put in place by the NCDC were not observed.

“My wife, three-year-old daughter and I tested positive for coronavirus two days ago, and we have been isolated at Idu Isolation Centre, Abuja, where we await treatment.

“I started having symptoms such as fever, headache and loss of appetite, taste and smell from Ogugu,’’ he said.

The lawyer, therefore, called on the NCDC to move to Ogugu immediately, with a view to carrying out a comprehensive test in the community in order to arrest the disease that was killing people there.

According to the lawyer, the rate of deaths ascribed to brief illness in the community in particular, and Kogi in general, had assumed an alarming proportion.

“I urge anyone having symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue, difficulty in breathing to go for testing without delay,’’ he said.

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