Some COVID-19 patients at the Kwadon Isolation Centre, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, on Tuesday forced their way out of the facility and blocked the popular Gombe/ Biu Road.
The patients were said to be protesting over improper care which according to them had worsen their medical condition within the isolation facilities and as such would prefer to get outside for self-medication and proper care.
Commenting on the protest, Commissioner of Information and Culture, Alhassan Ibrahim Kwami, said the patients protested because they misunderstood their Coronavirus status.
He said all the patients at the Isolation centre are asymptomatic, so there is no need to give them any drug.
According to him, the third issue was, one of the patients is having an ailment which they were not comfortable sharing bathroom with.
He further urged the patients to be calm while assuring them that, the task force will do everything possible to address their grievances.
Watch the protest video below…
Gombe State currently has 96 confirmed cases of the virus.