A video of a Nigerian man struggling to break free from NCDC officials trying to take him to an isolation centre has gone viral.
In the video, the man was heard shouting “I no dey go anywhere” as NCDC men try to push him into their van.
We gathered the incident took place in Edo State and the NCDC team had come to take the man who is yet to be identified to one of the isolation centres in the state after his sample came back positive.
The man who was obviously asymptomatic was caught in a video wrestling with NCDC officials who came to convey him to the isolation center.
Watch the video below:
The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, earlier said that Edo State has no plan to treat mild cases of the novel virus at home because the isolation centres in the state could contain all its COVID-19 patients.
Osagie said May last month:
“We are still able to accommodate most of our positive cases in the isolation centres that we have. We have a relatively large number of isolation wards relative to the number of patients we have. In Edo, our patients are still less than 150 at the moment and the isolation spaces we have are slightly above 500, which means we can comfortably admit at least 500 at a time in our isolation centres.”