Nigerians react to evacuation of suspected coronavirus patient in Kwara

Nigerians react to evacuation of suspected coronavirus patient in Kwara

- Nigerians have expressed their displeasure on how a suspected COVID-19 patient in Kwara state was evacuated

- Some men without PPE were seen in a video evacuating a man from a building

- The evacuation process has been condemned by Nigerians on social media

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A video has emerged in which a suspected COVID-19 patient is being evacuated in Kwara by some men working with the state COVID-19 response team.

The man that was being evacuated looked sick and unkempt and the men who had no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on wheeled him into the ambulance.

After the video was shared by a Twitter page with the handle @Postsubman, Nigerians took to the comment section to express their displeasure on how the evacuation was handled.

A Twitter user identified as Tosin Olaluwoye wrote: "What I see is a potential Covid-19 patient and about 4 other potential Covid-19 patients."

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Another user with the handle @NaijaGoldaMeir tweeted: "The man in Ankara without nose masks or hand gloves, is he a HCM?"

Below are other comments:

In other news, the Indonesian government is rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure access for those in need of the essential staple as the country battles COVID-19.

The pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet.

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A 28-year-old expectant mother simply identified as Syafri was among the many who lined up at a military base in Depok, on the outskirts Jakarta, for their 1.5kg rice ration.

She said: "I was laid off by my company last week and my husband was laid off too without severance pay. Although it (the rice subsidy) is not that much, it is very helpful in this situation."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a Nigerian teacher teaching French in Ibadan, Oyo state, had embraced okada riding as schools remain closed over the deadly COVID-19 the country is battling with.

The unidentified teacher said since there was nothing he could do as schools had been shut, he decided to use his bike to make money.

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