An audio message from a woman in Abuja alleging her son-in-law died in Kano from a disease suspected to be COVID-19 due to slow response by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been circulating all over Twitter.
According to the woman’s narration, she was contacted by her daughter from Kano who said her husband had developed a high fever.
The symptoms subsided but suddenly got worse again after the son-in-law lost his ability to speak.
She suspected it was COVID-19 and started calling the NCDC hotlines. She couldn’t reach the Kano centre, but got through to the Abuja branch.
However, she couldn’t get help before her son-in-law died at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.