The index case of COVID19 in Benue state, Susan Okpe Idoko, insists that she wants to go home as she is not sick.
A few days ago, Susan Okpe Idoko who was named the first Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Benue state shared a video online, accusing the Federal government of holding her against her will as she has no symptoms of the disease.
This led to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire to address the drama surrounding the Benue state index case, he dubunked her claim saying it is a case of denial as she tested positive to Coronavirus twice but has been assymptomatic. He added that she cannot be released as she has a tendency to infect others. He reassured that a third test will be carried out on her to confirm her health status before she can be discharged.
Meanwhike, Idoko in a telephone chat with Channels TV from the isolation centre in Abuja, she insists that she is not sick and has only been tested twice but doesn’t feel sick.
She can be heard saying;
”I am not sick, I am being held here. I came in formy mum’s burial butbecause of this lockdown, it’s being postponed. If the burial is not holding let me go and meet my children in London. I am not sick.”
Listen to the audio as released by Channels TV below.
Susan Okpe Idoko, the Index case of COVID19 in Benue state says she wants to go home as she is not sick pic.twitter.com/NxczQe7rYz
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) April 16, 2020