Three Coronavirus patients have fled from Isolation Centres in Oyo and Bauchi States where they were receiving treatment.
In Oyo State, two patients reportedly fled from the isolation centre and had not been seen while one unidentified person fled from the Bauchi Isolation Centre.
In Oyo, Governor Seyi Makinde, in a tweet on Wednesday said two COVID-19 patients out of the 33 active cases being managed in isolation centre in Oyo state had absconded.
“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31,” he said.
Makinde also said that the state had received more results from pending COVID-19 confirmation tests and that the result of one suspected case came back positive on Tuesday, saying that the person is based in Ibadan.
The State Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela, who is the Chairman of the Taskforce Response Committee on Lassa Fever and Coronavirus confirmed the development to newsmen at the Government House ,Bauchi on Wednesday.
According to him, ”We had at least a case where a patient ran away though we have security personnel at virtually all isolation centres but they are also human, they have to protect themselves against further exposure to avoid more positive cases in the state.
”Once a patient is diagnosed he/she ought to follow the medication recommended by the doctor, no patient should run away from isolation centre.”
He noted that manhunt has begun and urged members of the public to be vigilant.