The alleged COVID-19 index case in Anambra has accused the State Government of wanting to kill.
The man, who spoke in a telephone interview with News Express, expressed disgust that the State Government picked and dumped him in an isolation centre without food, care or medications.
He said, “I don’t have Coronavirus. Government is claiming that I have COVID-19. Let them come here and conduct test.
“My ailment has been diagnosed in the hospital and I have been treated and discharged. They conducted tests. That was seven days ago and I was discharged on Friday, April 10.
“Later on they came with some papers and said that I tested positive to COVID-19. Is it their father or their mother that tested positive?
“I have been here since 3:00 a.m. I was not given any food or water. I was not also given any treatment. What type of government is that? Is an individual a government? It is the masses that are government. I have been here since 3 O’clock in the morning. And I am here with my child.
“The true situation is that the government of Anambra State wants to kill me. I have no business with them. I am in the hospital. I don’t know about Coronavirus.”
The man however refused to give a hint of the ailment that took him to the hospital but rather hushed, “I said if you want to ask me questions, come to where I am in Onitsha so that I can see you. I don’t want to talk to anybody again (on phone). If anybody wants to ask me questions, let the person come here and see me. I am angry.”
Confirming the development the Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Ministry of Health, Mrs Ebele Ego, said that the COVID-19 medical team has commenced investigations on the date the patient was treated and those that treated him.
She said: “Even the family members and those he had contact with before the confirmation would also be checked and placed on self isolation for the mandatory two weeks.”
Efforts to get the reaction of the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, failed as his phone line was mostly busy.
Meanwhile, the State Government is intensifying efforts to ensure a total lockdown in the state.