A Nigerian documentary producer, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, has warned those who attended the just concluded Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, AMVCA, to self-isolate themselves as a suspected carrier of coronavirus attended the event.
According to Ifeoma Chukwuogo, a Nigerian celebrity flew in from the UK to attend the event. The person who might have interacted with several people is reportedly down with coronavirus symptoms but has refused to report himself to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to get tested.
Taking to her Twitter account to respond to a question asked by film producer, Priye Diri, Ifeoma wrote; “Very true story. He hasn’t tested but came in from the UK and is down with symptoms. Plans to fly right back out soon, but has interacted with many people. I have the receipts and if he continues to refuse to report himself to the NCDC, I’ll whistleblow the shit. With receipts.”
She later revealed that she has made a call to the NCDC helpline in order to get the celebrity into their isolation centre.
“UPDATE: Called the NCDC help line. Spoken to a rep, provided preliminary information. Will follow up first thing in the morning. Only delayed on calling for some hrs to properly verify some info first. Because didn’t want to 1: clog phone lines and 2: give wrong info.”
“In the meantime, if you attended the AMVCAs, please self-isolate immediately. If you have come in close contact with anyone who did, to be safe also self-isolate and watch yourself for some days.
“Nollywood needs to shut down productions, I hear some producers are refusing this and honestly nothing is worth that Yes, there’ll be major financial losses and it really sucks but it’s happening globally, that’s life as we know it now.
We’re in the middle of a freaking pandemic,” she wrote.