Dr Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health says Susan Okpe, the Benue state COVID-19 index case, has refused to take the ultimate test to certify she does or does not have the virus in her system.
Okpe has been in competition with Health employees at the Abuja Isolation middle as she has maintained that she does not have the virus.
Giving an update about her right this moment, Ehanire who spoke at the every day briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, stated Okpe has refused to be examined by NCDC officers. According to the Minister, Okpe is insisting that she have to be examined by the World Health Organization workers and that the test have to be finished in the UK and never in Nigeria.
The historical past is well-known that she got here in from the UK and has had three checks. She is due for another test which she has refused to take. We strongly imagine that she is by now undoubtedly adverse however we want to find a way to additionally doc it as a result of we additionally work with tips launched by the World Health Organization
In order to doc it, I known as her on telephone and persuaded her to simply take the test and she gave me the situation that first they need to give her all her outcomes from the previous. I gave the instruction, they took all her outcomes, photocopied them and gave to her.
On the day of the test, when NCDC received there, she advised them she needed the test to be taken by the World Health Organization and that the test shouldn’t be finished in Nigeria however in the UK. That appear to be a really troublesome order. So it is turning into a really odd drama.
It was reported to me and so I known as her once more and I requested her why has she modified the situation and she wrote a textual content to me saying I ought to seek the advice of her lawyer, saying she has taken a lawyer.
It’s solely simply to doc that she is okay and to depart however it appears to be a drama that’s enjoying out there” he stated