We thought COVID-19 was a lie - Infected patients in ICU at isolation centre speak

We thought COVID-19 was a lie - Infected patients in ICU at isolation centre speak

- A number of Ghanaians who have had a near-death experience with COVID-19 indicate how they thought the disease was a lie

- A gentleman by name Desmond Oppong revealed this on Facebook after he got infected with COVID-19 and went into isolation with other patients who confessed to him

- Desmond Oppong got infected in the Eastern Region although he tried ensuring all the preventive measures

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Some Ghanaian COVID-19 patients in intensive care units have revealed how they doubted the reality of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Ghana until their infection.

This was made public by Desmond Oppong a gentleman who has also tested positive for COVID-19 and has been put on isolation.

He made this known on his personal Facebook handle and the post has been sighted by YEN.com.gh.

Desmond narrated that getting infected with COVID-19 came as a surprise to him because he always made sure to protect himself by strictly abiding by all the required protocols.

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See entire narration in the post below:

"I was a little bit shocked Cos being in the ER I also had my mask on. The only time I had it off was when I was in the office or eating," he said.

After testing positive for the coronavirus, Desmond had to be put in isolation together with other infected people.

Upon his arrival, Desmond described how he saw others who were preparing to leave (recovered) and some had joined the group over the period.

He got to interact with some of the patients who had a near-death experience in isolation and some of them narrated how they initially thought this whole COVID thing was a hoax.

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Many people have been reacting to the young man's story.

Stephenson Lehyah Lancelot encouraged Desmond to come out of the disease in Jesus' name:

Harriet Adomako Owusuaah blessed him greatly for sharing his story:

Cordelia Yeboah asked God for strength to all health workers who are helping care for all the COVID-19 patients:

In another report, Briana Scurry made history when she became the first black female soccer player to have ever been inducted into the highly coveted National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States.

According to Blackhistory.com and theundefeated.com, Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s most talented and influential goalkeepers.

It is indicated that she had 173 international appearances which remains one of the first African-American professional female soccer achievements that helped to significantly diversify the sport.

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