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Coronavirus Patients protest, block highway over inadequate medical attention

The Coronavirus patients in Gombe State, on Tuesday, May 5, troop out from the Kwadon Isolation Centre, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the state to protest over the inadequate food and medical attention in the isolation centre.

The COVID-19 patients blocked the popular Gombe/ Biu Road.

The patients were said to be protesting against government’s negligence, inadequate food and medical attention in the isolation centre.

A resident of the community, said, “Yes, they have left the isolation center and are presently destroying people’s properties on the main highway.

“It’s so sad, what could have led these patients into protesting against the government? I think government is not being truthful.”

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Gombe State currently has 96 confirmed cases of the virus.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Ahmed Gana, did not pick up his phone calls.

However, an official of the state’s Ministry of Health confirmed the situation to our correspondent.

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Abdullahi Hammed

Abdullahi Hammed was born in Kano State, Nigeria. A journalist by profession for the past five years. He Studied Mass Communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Contact: [email protected]

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