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Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by CasNova: 12:13pm On May 21, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the fact that some coronavirus patients are seen in videos on social media playing and dancing in isolation centres does not mean they are not ill.

NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday.

Ihekweazu said COVID-19 is an infectious disease which may not necessarily weaken infected persons the way other diseases do.

Responding to a question, he said, “I think people really need to understand why people are being put in these centres. Normally, you only go into a hospital when you’re ill, get a diagnosis, and then you are sometimes admitted if you’re very ill.

“But in this case, following the experience from other countries, we made a decision as a country to also put people in isolation centres not just because they are ill on their own but in order to stop them from transmitting this virus to others.

“When I travelled to China in late February or early March, things were put in place for these people (in quarantine), so they could exercise and dance because it is not easy to be somewhere, in isolation for three to four weeks when you are not physically ill.

“So, these are things we have to use to reassess our decisions. It is very difficult to make decisions based on one viral video. One Whatsapp video does not represent the experience of people across the country. It is very important that as leaders we are not pushed down a decision path because one video happened to go viral. Many people in these centres around the country are complying.”

The NCDC boss said the government would have liked to keep asymptomatic patients away from hospitals and rather have them self-isolate so that those who are physically ill would have enough bed spaces but said due to the complex nature of Nigeria and the population, such an approach may not work.

He stressed the need for Nigerians to take ownership of the COVID-19 response to ensure its success.


Re: Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by Iyiataata92: 12:19pm On May 21, 2020
The NCDC should stop being selfish. They shoud start paying these patients
You can't just gather people in a center and be using them to collect money from the government without trying to compensate them.
Give them part of the loot and you won't need to call DJ for them to make them happy

They Should Stop Being Selfish
Re: Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by Donkalio: 12:43pm On May 21, 2020
NCDC cover don cast, still yet them still they form activities. grin grin grin grin
Re: Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by jidamsel43(m): 12:59pm On May 21, 2020
NDCD should tell Nigerians the truth behind Corona virus in Nigeria. Some converted patients look pretty better that people on the street. Who is responsible for Covid-19 patients feeding and other expenses? If its government, then its better for government to put all unemployed youth in isolation centres for free feeding and accommodation
Re: Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by tonysunkan: 2:20pm On May 21, 2020
The question to ask the NCDC is:

In other countries, do they put those that are down with the illness and those that are asymptomatic together?
Re: Why Covid-19 Patients Dance In Isolation Center - NCDC by BigBasher: 9:48pm On May 21, 2020
We thank God the virus is not that deadly in Nigeria.

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