- Edwin Clark has revealed that his stay in isolation after contracting COVID-19 was terrible
- Clark on Wednesday, February 10, said he was very terrified when told of his coronavirus status
- The 93-year-old added that he refused to be taken to an isolation centre for treatment
- Reacting to Clark's recovery from the virus, Atiku Abubakar has sent a goodwill message to the elder statesman
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The 93-year-old elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has recounted how he went through a serious ordeal while in isolation after contracting COVID-19.
Clark on Wednesday, February 10, confessed that his two-week stay in isolation was indeed a terrible experience.
The political commentator revealed that he got infected with the virus after a niece who later tested positive visited him in Abuja, The Nation reports.
Clark noted that he was really terrified when the test results proved that he was actually positive.
“The following day (Friday), the Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, sent doctors and 24 of us in the house were tested and on Saturday, the result came and nine of us tested positive. Number one on the list was I. I was terribly worried.
“He (Dr. Ehanire) contacted the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) team and they said they want to evacuate me to a good isolation centre, but I insisted on treatment from home. They said that was okay. They sent doctors to look after me and the rest who tested positive. I was worried because I have heard of people dying of the virus.”
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar has expressed happiness over Clark's fast recovery from the virus, adding that his experience proves that the pandemic is real.
The former vice president, therefore enjoined everyone to adhere to the stipulated safety protocols to prevent the further spread of the disease.
He wrote on his Twitter page:
"I am happy and grateful to God that you beat the threat of the Covid-19 virus. This should prove to doubting Thomases that COVID19 remains a major public health threat. I urge everyone to wear a face mask, wash hands frequently, and avoid crowded places."
Meanwhile, Clark had warned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to tread with caution over sensitive issues bordering on the Niger Delta and its people.
The elder statesman warned that people of the squalid region were prepared to take their destiny in their own hands not minding the consequences of the perennial agitations over critical issues affecting the region were not addressed.