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COVID-19 patients in Gombe stage protest over inadequate medical attention at state’s Isolation center, block highway (photos)

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Some COVID-19 patients at the Kwadon Isolation Centre, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, have reportedly blocked the popular Gombe/ Biu Road.

 

The patients were said to be protesting against government’s negligence, inadequate food and medical attention in the isolation centre.

 

COVID-19 patients in Gombe stage protest over inadequate medical attention at state

 

A resident of the community, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said,

 

“Yes, they have left the isolation center and are presently destroying people’s properties on the main highway.  It’s so sad, what could have led these patients into protesting against the government? I think government is not being truthful.”

 

LIB reached out to the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Mary Malum, who confirmed the incident and said nomalcy has been restored to the area. She said it was just a minor issue. 

”The area is calm now. There is no problem. It was a minor something, not serious. They have all gone back in. They have been taken back into the Isolation center where they were before” she said

 

Gombe State currently has 96 confirmed cases of the viral disease.

 

The state government is yet to react to the development. 

 

COVID-19 patients in Gombe stage protest over inadequate medical attention at state

 

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