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‘The isolation centre has 24hrs electricity’, Niger govt counters protesting COVID-19 patient

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The Niger State Government on Thursday dismissed claims by COVID-19 patients in the state that they were being kept under poor living conditions.

The patients had earlier on Thursday protested the unhygienic conditions of the isolation facility and asked the state government to address the situation.

However, the government, in a statement, described the purported protest as an attempt to discredit its efforts at combating the pandemic.

According to the government, it was a female patient and her family members who were protesting her isolation at the center.

The statement read: “There are two toilet facilities, one for females and one for males. The isolation center has 24 hours of electricity, having been connected to a 33KVA and standby generator.

The relations of the patient did not want the woman to be quarantined. So, they started making trouble, demanding her release. Out of mischief, they also went on to do a video in order to discredit the efforts of the state government.

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“However, in line with the guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, both the woman and her brothers have been quarantined.”

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