Coronavirus patients in Kano State held two doctors and a nurse hostage on Thursday at Kwanar Dawakin isolation center in Kano.
A former Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association in Kano, Prof. Aminu Mohammed confirmed the incident during a media chat in which he said the fully kitted health workers were on a ward round when they were locked in by the Coronavirus patients for hours.
Mohammed said the doctors were almost suffocating before they managed to break down the door and forced their way out of the ward.
One of the patients who also confirmed the incident, said they were protesting against the delayed testing and confirmation of their status within the stipulated 7 days period of being on drugs.
He, however, insisted that the health workers did not break down the door, but were allowed to go following the intervention of the leader of the health workers at the center.