Video COVID-19: Father denies son from Lagos entry to his house

For fear of contracting coronavirus, a man from Ekiti state, South West Nigeria, denied his biological son who returned from Lagos to have access to his house.
The man, who was seen in a viral video on social media, urged his son to get proper certification to show that he has not been infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A retired officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, whose name was not given in the video, stated that he was not confortable with the boy coming from where cases of coronavirus is very high.
As indicated in the video, the man had followed his son to the Ekiti state office of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC to ensure he got isolated before he can be allow to his house.
The man whose name was not given said he was not comfortable allowing his son into his house
The man, despite the fact that the boy’s temperature recorded 36°, which was confirmed normal, insisted that his son must be isolated for 14 days before he can be admitted into the house.
The man explained that he had warned his son to remain in Lagos which happens to be the epicentre of COVID-19 in the country, pending when the virus is over.
He, however, said his son defied his instructions by traveling from Lagos to Ekiti State despite the lockdown.
The man explained that he did not want to further complicate Ekiti’s COVID-19 challenges the way a 29-year-old pregnant community health worker died from the virus after sneaking into the state from Lagos.
Nigeria’s index case of the virus was recorded in Lagos State on February 27. Since then, the country has recorded over 1,500 cases of COVID-19 with Lagos accounting for about half of the total cases.


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