Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; 70 in Lagos, 7 in Abuja, 2 in Kaduna, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno; bringing the total numbers of confirmed cases to 627 as at 11:50 pm 19th April, with 21 deaths.
It is not all doom and gloom though, the NCDC also confirmed that 170 people have recovered and one of them, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi shared her story on Twitter.
Ayodeji, who is the Founder of @StandtoEndRape wrote how she noticed the symptoms after returning from a commonwealth event in the United Kingdom, how she got tested and treated.
And as always, there were instances of how the Nigerian factor came into play in our daily activities – detailing how and what professionals can be and not be while executing their duties; and also accorded praises to those who helped her during recovery.
She shared some health advice too, one that smokers would particularly find useful.
See her tweets below:
Life finds ways of throwing LEMON at me. I’ve struggled w/ coming forward, but I want to inspire hope.
I returned to Nigeria from the UK post-Commonwealth event (I totally enjoyed) & fell ill. As a responsible person, I self-isolated.
Days after, I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/iu8T6LMBXG
— Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (@AyodejiOsowobi) March 30, 2020
She lost opportunities after she returned to Nigeria due to the sickness.
For those of you, who feel you can do it all by yourself, there is a lesson here.
After waiting 2 long hours, some help eventually came.
Tough days followed and she promised to share graphics details later.
A total of 13 tablets daily, soap, water and food all didn’t help but ORS was friendly to her system.
Then finally some good news…….
But it nowhere near to an end.
She had to stay a few more days
And fear crept in again.
THEN THE GOOD NEWS.
SURVIVAYO with words of encouragement.
After recovering from #COVID19, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, wants people to know that the disease is NOT a death sentence
She shares the importance of supporting those who have been infected with #COVID19. DO NOT STIGMATISE
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 23, 2020