I'm still Positive of Coronavirus but was asked to go, Benue Index Case Says


Benue former Index Case identified as Susan Idoko-Okpe has Said that she was still tested Positive for Coronavirus but was Asked to Go after Severally Demanding to Exit the Isolation Centre.

The 58-Year-Old Nigerian-British who Spent 58 days as the index case of coronavirus in Benue State, was Discharged on Wednesday and she Did a Live Video to confirm her Exit from the Isolation Centre. 

Initially, She Protested of test Result of Covid-19 after she was Confirmed positive to the Novel Virus. Saying that the Result is untrue Because she feels Very Okay and Sound Since her Return to Nigeria on March 22.

After Being Discharged From the Isolation Centre, Susan Okpe in a  Telephone Conversion with a UK-based Nigerian vlogger, Olajumoke Ariyo, stated that she had been accommodated at her friend’s home in an undisclosed location.

In the recorded video in circulation, Okpe revealed that the last test given to her showed that she was still positive for coronavirus.

She, however, said the health officials asked her to go, having met with the requirement of the World Health Organisation.

She promised to reveal more about her ordeal in her “medical detention.”

In the video, Okpe said, “Hello family and friends, as you can see I’m on my way out of the hospital. I have just been given the test that I am still positive but I can go that I have met the WHO requirement.

“I just did this live video to say I am walking out of my detention and forceful incarceration.

“That is what is happening right now.  Thank you all for your support.

“For security reason, I won’t give details of where I am going right now, but I am out of here. So thank you all my fans and supporters. I am packing my bags and baggage to be on the safe side.


“I will be live tomorrow to tell you further on what has happened to me. Right now, I am out of my detention centre.”

She added, “They (nurses) said I was still positive. I said, ‘Okay, give it (the result) to me.’ I wanted to leave, so I called the CMD. I put the CMD on the line with the nurses. The CMD said, ‘Yes, you have satisfied the WHO (guidelines). You have never been a prisoner. You are free to go home.’

“I said, ‘Thank you very much sir.’ He said, ‘Even though you are sick, you were asymptotic.’ I said, ‘Sir, point of correction, I don’t have any symptoms.’ He said, ‘Yes, I’m just using medical terms.’ I asked, ‘Can I go?’

“I put him on speaker and said, ‘Sir, by the way, you are on speaker.’ The nurses there were listening. So, I packed my things, my friend came and I left in her car. I’m in her house right now.”

Idoko-Okpe, however, refused to disclose her location to anyone, saying she was happy to be alive.







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