A friend of the Nigerian who recently tested positive for coronavirus has revealed that the victim attended a summit in the United Kingdom with Canada’s Prime Minister’s wife, Sophie Trudeau.
The friend simply identified as Ayobami told Punchng.com that the woman who returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday spent a few days at the WE Day summit, an annual youth programme, held in London on March 4.
Mrs Trudeau and Hollywood actor, Idris Elba, recently tested positive for the virus after attending the summit.
“She went for a programme in the UK. It was a commonwealth event. It lasted for two to three days. That was the same place that the Canadian prime minister’s wife got it
He also said that when his friend arrived in Lagos aboard the British Airways flight, she was picked by her parents and taken to their home in Ogba, Ikeja.,” Ayobami said.
“She did not get in contact with any other person apart from her parents. Her parents picked her at the airport and she was driven to their home at Ogba. She then went to isolate herself,” he said.
“She did not feel anything serious until Sunday. From the time she landed at the airport we had been communicating and I told her to go for a test immediately.”
In several tweets on Friday, Ayobami lamented the difficulty in getting across to officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control about his friend.
He also decried the shortage of test kits, saying the country was not prepared for the infection.
The woman was eventually tested on Sunday with the result coming out positive.