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Benue’s COVID-19 index case finally discharged after 58 days defined by gripping controversy

The Benue State COVID-19 index case, Susan Idoko Okpe, has been discharged.

Okpe, who spent 58 days in the isolation centre, was discharged on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 patient was involved in a bitter feud with the Benue State government, Federal Government and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) shortly after testing positive for the virus.

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After the woman was moved from Makurdi to Abuja, the COVID-19 case threatened the NCDC with a lawsuit if she was not released within seven days from the isolation centre in the nation’s capital.

Okpe’s daughter confirmed her mother’s release from the isolation centre in a post on social media.

According to her, she was released from the treatment centre on Wednesday evening.



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