Coronavirus test: Nigerian lady claims her father's cousin was told to pay N1.2m

Coronavirus test: Nigerian lady claims her father's cousin was told to pay N1.2m

- A Nigerian lady has claimed that a relative of hers was told to pay millions of naira for coronavirus test

- The lady identified as @coolfrancess said her father's cousin was told to pay N1.2 million for the test

- @coolfrancess narrated her father's cousin's experience on Twitter

As the coronavirus continues to spread, people around the world have been advised to practice social distancing. People have also been advised to take the coronavirus test if they believe they are experiencing any symptoms.

But what does one do when you can not afford to pay for the test? A young lady identified as @coolfrancess on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, has claimed that the test cost millions of naira in Nigeria.

According to @coolfrancess, her father's cousin was asked to pay N1.2 million at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital to take the test. @coolfrancess said he did not take the test again.

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Nigerians on the platform shared mixed reactions to the tweet. Some stated that the amount was too outrageous while others made jokes about it.

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Some, however, noted that the amount might be correct. They stated that the amount for the test in the United States was $3000 (N108,000) before it was made free.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian comedian Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, professionally known as Ali Baba, recently took to social media to advise Nigerians during the coronavirus pandemic. The comedian advised people to take precautionary measures.

The comedian shared a post on his Instagram page with a photo of a man holding a bible shouting at a gigantic parasite. The man was telling the parasite that represents coronavirus that God is bigger than it.

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In his post, the comedian advised Nigerians not to tempt God during this time. He said people should not let anyone in religious positions use religious escapism to drive them into taking their own lives by not taking precautions against the virus.

Ali Baba said coronavirus is not a joke. He said this is not the time to bind and cast things away. He said people should wash their hands, maintain social distances, and avoid public gatherings.

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