Video of man refusing to be taken to isolation centre after testing positive for COVID-19 emerges

Video of man refusing to be taken to isolation centre after testing positive for COVID-19 emerges

- A man who tested positive for COVID-19 was seen crying about not wanting to leave his house

- It appeared some health workers were dispatched to pick him up for treatment

- He was very adamant about not leaving his humble abode to be treated for the disease

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A video making the rounds on social media has shown a man crying like a baby after he had tested positive for coronavirus but was refusing to be sent to the hospital for treatment.

The video sighted on Instagram saw the young man struggling to wriggle himself free from the hold of two health professionals who had been tasked to help him.

In the video, the man is seen wailing and cursing the health experts who were just doing their job.

Video of man refusing to be taken to isolation center after testing positive for COVID-19 pops up

COVID-19 under a microscope. Source: UGC
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The man was being taken to an isolation centre to be treated, but he was having none of that.

The video appeared to have been recorded by a neighbour of the man who reportedly tested positive for the dreaded virus.

He was heard calling on deities to deal with the health professionals for dragging him out of his own home and planning to camp him at an isolation centre.

One would be surprised as to why the man was refusing to go peacefully without any form of coercion to the isolation centre, but rather had to be carried by the two health workers.

The health workers, to avoid being infected, were dressed in full personal protective equipment from their heads to their toes.

A vehicle that served as an ambulance or emergency response van was seen stationed on the compound of the house in which the man reportedly tested positive for the virus.

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It is yet to be ascertained the country in which the said video was recorded.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has stated it will no longer attend to urgent cases due to an increase in coronavirus infections among its staff members.

The Deputy Director of Medical Affairs revealed that a majority of the surgical staff were currently self-isolating.

In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspension will be in force for two weeks.

In a related report, Ghana's current Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

This was announced by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today, 7 July, in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh.

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Oppong Nkrumah made the announcement at a press conference organised by the ministry.

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