COVID-19 : Runaway patient arrested in Ondo market


COVID-19 : Runaway patient arrested in Ondo market

COVID-19 : Runaway patient arrested in Ondo market

A female patient suffering from the coronavirus disease has escaped from her point of treatment. However, she was arrested on Saturday evening at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure.

She was picked up where she was selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’.

The lady was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Imo State before she travelled down to the Ondo State capital without submitting herself for treatment.

The Independent reported that Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said that Imo and Ondo Governments mounted surveillance for the patient upon discovering that she escaped.

Dr. Adegbenro said that while the patient is being treated at the state Infectious Disease Hospital, in Igbatoro road, Akure, contact tracing of the patient’s family, friends, and neighbours had begun.

Those who transacted business with the woman have also been urged to report for come in for testing.


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