COVID-19: Online Editor tests positive

Covid-19: Online editor tests positive

The Editor of Newsdiaryonline, Mr Abdallah el-Kurebe said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

El-Kurebe who is the Editor of the online medium based in Sokoto wrote in a statement he personally signed, “On Sunday afternoon, I got a call from a Doctor at one of the isolation centres that I had tested positive.

He said the doctor revealed, “either our vehicle comes to your house to convey you or you drive yourself to the isolation centre.

“Come with anything you want to have pleasure with so that we can commence treatment,” the Doctor said.

El-kurebe also advised his colleagues: “While I strongly believe that contracting COVID-19 is not a death sentence, I strongly advise colleagues to volunteer to get tested,” he said

Full text of the statement reads: As a science journalist and following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, I always take precautionary measures to ensure that I did not contract the dreaded disease.

‘My publisher, Mr Danlami Nmodu, would always call me, almost every day, to advise me to be cautious and observe all protocols.

“Editor, be careful too. Follow all protocols. Please, don’t stress yourself. Avoid overcrowded places,” he would warn.

‘ l was also conscious that it was possible to have contact with those who were positive, but never went for a test to know they were.

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‘ l observed all protocols, as instructed by my publisher who called every day to warn me against breaching them.

‘l remember one of the cases who found comfort in mingling with journalists at any event. He will always be with us at every assignment. He later tested positive and died.

‘ At one of the Covid-19 press briefings by the Health Commissioner, who is also the Chairman, Sokoto State Taskforce on COVID-19, I raised colleagues’ consciousness of the need to voluntarily go for test.

‘ The following day, a colleague was reported to have been rushed to the hospital but died two days after. But because his sample had been taken at the hospital, the result was positive after he had died.

‘ Even though I don’t have any symptom, I felt a stronger need not to wait a day longer before going to get tested. And on Friday, May 1st, I drove myself to the Centre where my sample was taken.

‘ On Sunday afternoon, I got a call from a Doctor at the isolation centres that I had tested positive.

‘l parked everything I needed, including my computer and my wife drove me to the isolation centre, where I started receiving my medication.

‘ importantly, when one of the Doctors came to take my temperature, he said, “the purpose of isolation is to curtail spread while you take your drugs to get healed. Isolation does not mean the seriousness of the infection. You only get isolated to rest and take drugs.”

Meanwhile, the Management and staff of Newsdiaryonline wish the editor quick recovery as he begins treatment in Sokoto, the publisher, Danlami Nmodu, had said.

 

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