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17-year-old approaches Benue hospital, claims he coronavirus



There was a commotion at the University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State, after a 17-year-old boy (names withheld) presented himself at the hospital, claiming to have contracted coronavirus.

The news of his admission filtered through the capital city as the social media feasted on it.


The management of the University Teaching Hospital has described it as an unfounded rumour.

Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Professor Telumun Swende, in a statement he issued said that there was no suspected case of the dreaded coronavirus disease in the hospital at the moment.

He, however, added that a young man who had a cough and cold presented himself at the hospital probably, due to unnecessary agitation.

The statement made available to NAN: “Earlier today (Saturday) a young man of about 17 years, who had cold and cough yesterday (Friday) presented himself at our facility and informed the medical personnel on duty that he suspects that he has coronavirus.

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