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COVID-19: Two Patients Flee After Testing Positive In Borno


Two sufferers – Abbas Kaka Hassan (a 24-year-old male) and Hauwa Mohammed (42-year-old feminine) are on the run after testing constructive to COVID-19 on the College of Maiduguri Educating Hospital in Borno State.

The male is of Layin Tanki in Gwange 11 whereas the girl lives in Shuwari ward.

Whereas briefing journalists, the Commissioner of Well being and Secretary to the State Response Group for the Prevention and Management of COVID-19, Dr Salisu Kwayabura, confirmed this on Sunday on the Authorities Home in Maiduguri.

Kwayabura mentioned the male affected person was in preliminary phone contact with the response crew after his pattern was collected, however finally switched off his cellphone when he learnt he examined constructive

Based on the Commissioner, a cellphone quantity by which the affected person’s mom was in contact with the crew has additionally been switched off.

“When samples of sufferers with contacts to index circumstances are collected, they’re usually suggested to go on self-isolation. They offer their contacts to allow them to be reached when the outcomes are out.

“That is the usual medical process. You may’t detain somebody with suspected contact. We would not have the lawful powers to do this.

“Different sufferers have been additionally allowed to go away however they got here into isolation centres and now we have 19 of them in two isolation centres. Nevertheless, the younger man in query selected to enter hiding,” he mentioned.

Whereas noting that a diligent surveillance and investigation crew is working very exhausting to trace the affected person, he known as on anybody who exams constructive to the illness to not regard it as a loss of life sentence as nearly all of those that take a look at constructive have recovered from the illness.

He, nonetheless, said that 16 of COVID-19 circumstances emanated from group transmission, whereas 14 others have been linked with the index and one other case.

The state authorities additionally known as on residents to take critical preventive measures throughout the state.


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