A COVID-19 affected person who refused to receive treatment after testing high quality for the disease has been arrested at “Oja Oba” marketplace in Akure, capital of Ondo country, TheCable reports.
According to Wahab Adegbenro, commissioner for health, the affected person, a female, examined positive for the virus in Imo kingdom but escaped to Ondo.
Adegbenro said after her escape, both Imo and Ondo governments launched a manhunt and he or she turned into sooner or later observed.
The commissioner stated she was caught promoting second hand wares inside the marketplace.
He, however, lamented over community transmission and appealed to citizens to cooperate with the authorities through gazing the safety protocols listed through regulatory agencies so as to include the spread of the virus.
The patient became determined at some point after the Imo nation undertaking pressure on prevention and manipulate of COVID-19, raised the alarm that 25 humans who tested high quality for the disease inside the state had escaped.
Vitus Ekeocha, a member of the assignment force, who’s also the nation director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), disclosed this throughout an interaction with reporters.
He had said 96 travelers who omitted the ban on interstate travel had been intercepted throughout their journey from Imo to Delta, Rivers, Abia, Anambra, Lagos and other south-west states.
He had said after their samples were examined and effects returned effective for COVID-19, they escaped.
Ekeocha stated the identities and contacts of the escapees had been despatched to the state governments and relevant agencies of the areas they have been travelling to track them.
According to him, earlier than the results came out, the patients had allegedly been released through the security operatives to maintain their journey, no longer minding the implications.