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We almost starved to death during isolation, says suspected case


General Manager of Fancy Hotel, Owerri, Nnaemeka George, yesterday narrated how he and other people suspected to have contracted coronavirus almost died of starvation during their isolation period.

Nnaemeka was quarantined alongside 22 others for 14 days following the report that owner of the Hotel, Christogunus Osuagwu, who visited the facility before his died tested positive for COVID-19.

However, they were released last Saturday based on the medical report, which suggested that Osuagwu did not actually die of the virus, but from heart related illness resulting from gunshots he received from armed robbers a few years ago.


Nnaemeka disclosed that throughout the period of their quarantine, the government only provided them with half bag of rice, few tins of tomato paste, and other condiments for the 23 of them, which only lasted about two days.

He bemoaned government’s approach to the situation, stressing that it further exposes its insensitivity to the general welfare and lives of citizens.

He thanked good-spirited individuals, especially the Managing Director of Domino Paramount Hotel, Owerri, Chima Chukwunyere for their kindness and intervention, which he said, ensured that they did not die of hunger while in isolation.

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