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Coronavirus: Patient flees from Delta, arrested in Enugu

A fleeing coronavirus patient who escaped from the isolation center in Delta state has been arrested in Enugu State  by the state’s Rapid Response Team.

The  Commissioner for Health, Dr Ikechukwu Obi, who made the revelation through a statement on Tuesday,  said the arrest of the COVID-19 patient was sequel to the directive of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

He said the patient has been returned to Delta state, adding that the  state rapid response team/taskforce on COVID-19 and the state’s security apparatus swung to action following an order from the state governor.

His words: “And in a coordinated sequence of events with the Delta State COVID 19 taskforce, moved swiftly yesterday, detected, contained and returned a confirmed COVID-19 case who had escaped from an Isolation and Treatment Centre in Delta State to Enugu.

“Consequently, contact tracing and decontamination has commenced immediately. For record purposes, total cases ever detected in Enugu State remains 8, with 6 active cases receiving treatment.

“The Enugu State Ministry of Health, therefore, reminds the good people of Enugu State that in times like these, we owe a responsibility to each other to inform relevant authorities when we develope symptoms or know someone who may have symptoms or history of cross boundaries travel into the state.”


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