In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, August, 2020

My Three Layers Of Safety Did not Cease Me From Contracting COVID-19

My Three Layers Of Protection Didn't Stop Me From Contracting COVID-19

Geoffrey Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Overseas Affairs, says although he had “three layers of safety,” they didn’t cease him from contracting the COVID-19 international pandemic.

He described how he contracted and later underwent three-week remedy for the an infection.

Onyeama spoke on Thursday in Abuja on the joint nationwide briefing of the Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19.

The Information Company of Nigeria studies that the minister, who was confirmed optimistic on July 19 after his fourth COVID-19 check, joined the record of governors and different distinguished Nigerians who had contracted the virus.

Whereas some died of the issues of the virus, some survived to inform their tales.

He mentioned: “I’ve to say that one of many issues I used to be interested by is that the PTF is sort of a army excessive command. It occurred to me that none has been examined optimistic.

“Possibly it was a great factor member of the crew can now communicate from expertise and never simply from listening to. COVID-19 is actual. I used to have three layers of safety nevertheless it didn’t cease that.

“I’ll prefer to say that the difficulty of stigmatisation is nothing to be ashamed of. Anyone can get this virus and it’s nothing to concern. It’s not a dying sentence.

“In my case, the second I felt one thing totally different on a Friday, I used to be examined the next day however we don’t have the capability.

“I used to be discussing with the Minister of Well being that if individuals can’t be examined sooner sufficient, they’ll suggest some medicine. Don’t really feel it’s something shameful. Simply deal with it like another illness.”

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The minister added: “I’ll like to make use of the chance to thank the medical crew within the isolation I used to be staying and really proud that they’re Nigerians.

“We may be destructive on ourselves however for the three weeks in isolation, I can’t communicate extra extremely of our medical crew. Essentially the most agreeable. I may even return there for weekends. I actually congratulate them for the work they did.”

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