Reports reaching us has it that a strange ailment which has a resemblance to COVID-19 is ravaging an area of Rivers State.
The ailment which is reportedly killing a lot of people in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State has the same symptoms as the pandemic COVID-19. We learnt that about 12 people are dead already as a result of the disease invasion.
“Fubara died yesterday, Pauline died a day before yesterday. Within two weeks, there are up to 11 persons who have died,” said Ezekiel, who resides in the community.
“As of today (Sunday), the NCDC (Nigeria Center for Disease Control) officials are in town and taking samples from volunteers to test for COVID-19 and will soon make their findings public.
A lot of people in Bonny now have malaria and typhoid. Again, over the past one week, many people have lost their senses of smell and taste. That is the worry we have. The next thing we saw after that incident is that some young men started dying."