Viral: Children of Katsina deceased index case denied being infected with COVID-19
The two children of the deceased medical Doctor and index case in Katsina for Covid-19 infection have denied being infected with the disease in two viral videos going round social media, Katsina Post learned.
In these separate videos being circulated, the children of the deceased Doctor, Nuhu Aliyu and Abdulmalik Aliyu, said neither their father, nor them were infected by the virus.
The young men disputed that their father was a Covid-19 patient, and faulted the report that three members of his family tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
They also sledges conspiracy from the side of government regarding the whole issue and urged people to keep sharing the videos until they reach the officials.
Recall that Late Dr. Yakubu Aliyu, a medical Doctor, who ran a private hospital in Daura, came back from a journey to Kogi and Lagos States a week ago, and died few days later after a brief illness.
His sample was taken to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and his result came out positive for Covid-19.
Days later, 23 sample were taken, including those of his family, and the deceased Doctor’s wife and two sons tested positive for the virus.
Responding to the allegation, a spokesperson of NCDC, Chukwuemeka Oguanuo told PRNigeria that the issue of manipulation had already been cleared severally by authorities, including the DG of the Centre, during daily presidential press briefings.
In an SMS, Mr Oguanuo said the Covid-19 testing labs are accredited and provide verified results. “Some people can be in denial of their status, it’s psychological,” he added.
“The state Ministry of Health or the State Government should provide an update on this. They are aware,” he concluded.