- Amade Emmanuel says he was part of the medical personnel that had contact with the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria
- Recall that an Italian man flew into the country with the virus in February
- Emmanuel says he and others were quarantined, but tested negative when a pastor prayed for him
A medical practitioner identified as Amade Emmanuel has shared his testimony in church, saying he tested negative for coronavirus after a pastor prayed for him.
In a video on Twitter, Emmanuel said he was part of the first medical personnel that had contact with the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria.
Legit.ng notes that the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria was recorded in February when an Italian man carrying the virus flew into the country.
He said: "We happened to be the first medical personnel to have contact with the Italian guy. When we had the high suspicion index of him having such virus, we were all kitted and then we isolated him, after which we made all the contacts and took him to the referral lab in Lagos where he was later confirmed positive.
"We were very scared, so they now isolated us for 14 days. While in isolation, we were all there praying and several calls were all coming.
"I remember my sister in-law called from this church, though I'm not a member of this church. She now told papa about it, and papa now said she should tell us to prepare the bread and wine, which I prepared, after which papa called."
He said his heart was full of joy and he was at peace immediately the pastor laughed in the course of the conversation.
Emmanuel said the pastor reminded him of how one of the church members that had contact with someone who had Ebola was prayed for and did not get infected.
He said the pastor prayed for him and administered the holy communion, after which the World Health Organisation took their samples and confirmed that they were all negative.
In other news, while many countries are placing travel restrictions to combat the spread of coronavirus, Nigeria has insisted it would not be banning any legitimate traveler from entering the country.
The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said on Monday, March 16, in Abuja that Nigeria still has no plans on restricting any country’s nationals from entering the country.
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