Elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark, 93-year-old, on Wednesday narrated his horrible experience in isolation and the best way he recovered from COVID-19 pandemic.
The nonagenarian described his 14 days in isolation and treatment interval as a “horrible experience”, together with that he was at some extent scared of the virus.
Collectively together with his experience, he declared that COVID-19 is precise and referred to as on the Federal Authorities to sanction Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello over his claims that the pandemic was not precise.
Chief Clark, who spoke yesterday in Kiagbodo, Delta State, urged Nigerians to assist efforts by the Federal Authorities to stop the unfold of the pandemic inside the nation.
He talked about at his age, he recovered from the COVID-19 two weeks after testing constructive.
In step with him, he contracted COVID-19 after his niece, who visited his Abuja residence turned sick and later examined constructive to the virus.
The elder statesman moreover confirmed that 9 of his employees and siblings, who examined constructive, have recovered.
Recounting his ordeal, the octogenarian talked about he was dealt with for 14 days sooner than subsequent assessments by the Nigeria Centre for Sickness Administration (NCDC) returned detrimental.
He talked about given his earlier age and underlying nicely being challenges, he was nervous, significantly after having adhered to NCDC protocols as a result of the outbreak of the virus inside the nation.
Chief Clark talked about: “Sometime remaining month, I purchased a reputation from thought of one in all my nieces that she was merely coming from Warri. I instructed her that you simply simply people in Warri don’t observe COVID-19 protocols very correctly and I discussed she should maintain inside the customer dwelling.
“On the third day, she (the niece) turned very sick. She was very weak, coughing and talked about she had malaria. I directed that she should be taken to my clinic. Because of she was coughing, the doctor talked about she should go for a COVID-19 verify.
“The following day (Friday), the Properly being Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, despatched medical medical doctors and 24 of us within the dwelling have been examined and on Saturday, the consequence bought right here and 9 of us examined constructive. Major on the guidelines was I. I was terribly nervous.
“He (Dr. Ehanire) contacted the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) workforce and they also talked about they should evacuate me to an awesome isolation centre, nonetheless I insisted on treatment from residence. They talked about that was okay. They despatched medical medical doctors to deal with me and the remaining who examined constructive. I was nervous on account of I’ve heard of people dying of the virus.”
Clark talked about aside from malaria, he did not develop completely different indicators of the virus until he was confirmed constructive.
The Ijaw chief lauded the Minister of Properly being and the ministry’s officers for a speedy response that led to his quick restoration from the virus.
On Bello, the elder statesmen talked about he should be ashamed of himself.
He talked about: “He should be sanctioned. It’s a man parading himself that he must be President of Nigeria. It’s all nonsense. A couple of of them actually really feel on account of they’re very close to Mr. President, they’re going to do one thing.”
He talked about the timing of the Nationwide Identification Amount (NIN) was incorrect and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to droop the strategy attributable to rising COVID-19 circumstances.
The elder statesman talked about: “The continued NIN is a extremely irresponsible movement from the Federal Authorities. You possibly can’t be asking Nigerians to go and queue with out social distancing and sporting of face masks, and struggling to register. What for? Beneath this period, what number of people are they going to register?
“The duty of every authorities is security and welfare, nonetheless as at proper this second, you will have people combating in every single place to register for NIN card. What’s so urgent about it? Who’s shedding money do you have to don’t register now?
“I enchantment to the Federal Authorities to stop this irresponsible prepare and give attention to COVID-19. They (political leaders) ought to current an occasion to others. If at 93, I’m sporting a face masks in my dwelling, no individual should be exempted, along with Mr. President. They should current an occasion to Nigerians. The legal guidelines should be carried out.”