Nigerian social media comedian, Sydney Talker has cried out to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to test him for a possible coronavirus infection.
The request from the comedian comes after he revealed that he is showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus and needs to be tested.
Earlier, a video had gone viral of Sydney Talker trying to alert the NCDC of his critical condition but the NCDC via it’s Twitter page revealed it was a skit.
According to a tweet by the NCDC, they reached out Sydney who was said to be very sick but he has responded saying he is well.
The tweet reads: “We received several messages & calls, over an Instagram video. The individual was said to be very sick & reported that NCDC did not respond.”
“We have reached out to him and he said what he did was a SKIT. He is well.”
The NCDC concluded by urging people not to spread panic.
In response to the tweet, the comedian refuted the NCDC’s claim that he is well.
He wrote: “What kind of lie is this??? you didn’t reach out to me and I wasn’t doing a skit. Please all I want is to be tested because the symptoms get worse by the day.”
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