Coronavirus: Police seal off clinic in Delta, residents resist
- Police have reportedly sealed off a clinic in Delta state following the announcement of the death of a patient
- Delta state earlier announced the second COVID-19 case and the subsequent death of the patient
- Report has it that the deceased was first admitted at the unnamed clinic
The storey building which houses the clinic (name withheld) where a patient who died of coronavirus in Delta state was reportedly first admitted has been sealed off by authorities of Warri South council.
According to a report by The Nation, policemen from the ‘A’ Division, led by the DPO, Onyeke Ezekiel, as well as some community leaders, also joined in effecting the seal off of the building.
It was gathered that the seal off was met by some level of resistance from residents as the building also houses other occupants.
A resident of the area disclosed that some police officers were seen in the neighbourhood, asking questions so as to be able to locate the clinic on Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, the deceased is a 57-year-old pastor in one of the churches in the area and also the business manager of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Delta state recorded its first COVID-19 death. The patient who tested positive for the virus died before the test result came out, the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, disclosed.
Confirming the death via a post on Thursday evening, April 9, on Twitter, the governor said the deceased patient who had underlying health issues had visited Lagos state in the past two weeks.
With the COVID-19 death in Delta state, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that the total number of people lost to the virus in Nigeria is now seven.
The agency also confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus infection in Nigeria on Thursday evening. Thirteen of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos, while one case, the deceased, was detected in Delta state.
Thus, Delta state has one active coronavirus case as the second patient has died.
While the Nigerian government and all around the world struggle to find a cure for the deadly virus, people have been asked to stay home and practice social distancing.
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Some states in Nigeria are currently on lockdown and movements restricted as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari and governors.
However, some governors have decided to lift the ban on the restriction of movement.
Nigerian singer, talent manager and politician, Banky W, has taken to social media to react to this development.
The singer wrote: “So for the state governments that have suspended isolation & social distancing for Easter... do they have an agreement with the coronavirus that it will also go on Easter break as well? These our "leaders" sha. Kai.”
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