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UPDATE: Minister Of Health, Osagie Ehanire Denies Claims Of FG Holding Benue COVID19 Patient Against Her Will (Video)

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 15th Apr, 2020 -

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has denied claims that the FG has detained the Benue state COVID19 patient against her will because she is still positive to the coronavirus.


Mrs Susan Okpe, Dr Osagie Ehanire

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria's Minister of Health, has reacted to claims made by Mrs. Susan Okpe, the index case of COVID-19 in Benue State that she's being detained by the FG. 

The London based woman, in a new video shared online, accused the Federal Government of keeping her for treatment against her will.

Reacting to her claim, the Minister at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday April 14, explained that Okpe has been tested twice for Covid 19 and both tests came back positive but that she has refused to accept the results, insisting that they are fake because she is not showing any symptom of the disease.

The Minister said efforts are being made to carry out a third test on her and that if the test comes back negative, she would be discharged.

Watch the video of the Minister speaking below;

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