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Benue COVID-19 index case laments 43 days of ‘detention’, insists she’s free of virus (Video)



Benue COVID-19 index case laments 43 days of ‘detention’, insists she’s free of virus (Video)

The woman whose name was announced as the index case of COVID-19 in Benue state, Susan Okpe, has lamented what she said is her continued detention, 43-days after she was tested by the NCDC.

Mrs Okpe in a video posted on social media, said that she had been in “forceful detention”, and insisted that she doesn’t have COVID-19 yet her name is being publicized.

Okpe who claims that she hasn’t taken any medication for 43 days says she’s been kept in isolation, yet she has no symptoms, adding that the COVID-19 test result presented to her by Benue state was fake as the age and other personal information there were not hers.

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Speaking further in the video on social media, Okpe said that the date of admission written on the test was false, because, on the date they claim they took her sample, she was still in England.

She adds that the NCDC has done three more tests since then but they won’t show her the results.

Okpe also accused the Benue state governor of traumatizing, stigmatising and dehumanizing her, even as she insisted they release her since she has shown no symptoms even though she hasn’t taken any medication for 43 days.

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