A Twitter user who goes by the handle @SamShobowale on Twitter has raised alarm over a friend who has displayed obvious signs of Coronavirus infection for weeks and has been ignored by the COVID-19 emergency reps in Lagos.
“This is the most annoying and most despicable thing I have had to deal with,” Shobowale shared on Twitter.
“One of my close friends just reached out to say one of our guys is sick. Apparently, he’s been sneezing, coughing, having sore throat, pain in chest and feeling feverish for like 3days now.
“He mentioned he first noticed the symptoms 2weeks ago and went to the hospital. Was treated for malaria and he felt better for a couple of days but 3days ago, the symptoms came back and this time more serious. He’s been calling the COVID-19 hotlines but nothing forthcoming.
“Some of our guys too have tried calling to report his case but nothing still. I just got notified now, reached out to the guy – who has been home for 3days now and asked him some questions.
“I called the emergency lines myself, and the person that picked was even the one giving me my friend’s details.
“So apparently they have his data but how they’ve not reached him since 3days is what is baffling. I mean, I thought we were serious about containing this thing?? I don’t know what else to do as it is. @NCDCgov @BankyW @jidesanwoolu @DoctorEmto @segalink @followlasg”