Man narrates how he survived coronavirus while waiting for test result

Man narrates how he survived coronavirus while waiting for test result

- A Nigerian man has survived the deadly coronavirus and has called on people to take the virus seriously

- The man identified as Akinwale Oluwaleimu says he was treating malaria till he realised that his symptoms were COVID-19 symptoms

- Oluwaleimu also expressed dissatisfaction on how health officials at the COVID-19 testing centre at Akonwonjo Primary School were responding to the pandemic

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A Nigerian man that recently survived COVID-19 has called on people to believe in the existence of the virus and take it seriously.

Akinwale Oluwaleimu took to his Facebook page to narrate how he defeated the virus and to thank family members for coming to his rescue.

According to him, he began to treat malaria when he was feeling feverish till he realised that his symptoms were COVID-19 symptoms.

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Man narrates how he survived coronavirus without waiting for test result
Akinwale Oluwaleimu. Photo credit: Akinwale Oluwaleimu/Facebook
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Oluwaleimu said his symptoms included fever, cough, loss of smell, loss of taste, body pains and weakness of the body.

He wrote on Facebook: "The family values I got during the period truly helped me physically and emotionally."

According to him, some of the medications he used included Vitamin C, Longrich Cordyceps Militaris and Black Ginger, among others.

Oluwaleimu, however, complained about the negligence of staff of the COVID-19 testing centre at Akowonjo Primary School.

He said he got to the centre around 8:30 am but the staff arrived around 11.am.

Oluwaleimu said he was tested around 12:30 pm and was told that result would be sent in 72 hours with no warnings, precautions or advice.

According to him, it is one week already and he still does not have the result.

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In other news, President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar has said two lawmakers in the country - one member of the Senate and one deputy - have died of COVID-19.

The president, who made the disclosure on Sunday, July 12, said 11 other deputies and 14 senators also tested positive for the deadly disease.

Recall that President Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures COVID-19.

The presidency had said in a statement: “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown."

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