The Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) says Mr Gebe Ebong, a well being employee with Wuse Normal Hospital, Abuja who died on April 24, didn’t die of coronavirus.

FCT Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Tony Ogunleye, mentioned this whereas responding to a query on the reason for the demise of the nurse in Abuja.

Ogunleye advised Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Dr Mohammed Kawu, Appearing Secretary Well being and Human Companies Secretariat FCT, confirmed that the nurse didn’t die of COVID-19.

He, nevertheless, mentioned that Kawu didn’t disclose the reason for the demise of the nurse who resided in Chika, Airport Highway, Abuja.

NAN reviews {that a} senior employees of the FCT who most well-liked anonymity had earlier in a textual content message mentioned: “the well being care employee was a nurse, not a health care provider, working with Wuse District Hospital.

“He died of unknown trigger. His physique has been evacuated by the well being division after pattern have been taken for testing.

“His home was subsequently decontaminated.”

A resident who lived very near him advised NAN that the late nurse complained that he was not feeling nice when he got here again from work that day.

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In accordance with him, the deceased later vomited and died at night time, including that the co-tenants invited the police however have been directed to name the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

He mentioned that the NCDC officers got here kitted with ambulance the next day to hold his corpse and later sprayed the home with chemical compounds.

The standard ruler of Chika, Chief Istifanus Shegaju, who corroborated the declare mentioned he was advised that late Ebong went to work on that exact day and complained of headache earlier than leaving workplace.

In accordance with him, the nurse later died within the night time.

“The tenants who have been apparently scared due to the prevailing situation of COVID -19 within the nation known as officers of Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, FCT, that got here to evacuate his physique,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that the decontamination of his home and the atmosphere by the NCDC officers probably heighten the worry of the co-tenants and different residents of the realm that the person died of COVID-19.

The standard ruler mentioned he had, nevertheless, calmed the scenario, having defined to the residents that the late well being care employee didn’t die of COVID-19.

He mentioned that the report gathered from the authorities acknowledged the pattern collected from the late nurse examined COVID-19 destructive.

The Chief mentioned that he had additionally urged his individuals to maintain to the protection rule of the pandemic, by staying indoor, maintaining social distancing and sustaining private hygiene amongst others.

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