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COVID-19: patient escapes from isolation center in Delta state




The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, has said that a COVID-19 patient had escaped from one of the state’s treatment centers in the state.

Aniagwu, who disclosed this when he visited the state Chapter of the Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN) and Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) in Asaba, said the patient escaped from the facility on Monday.

According to the commissioner, strict measures had been put in place to track down the patient.

He said: “We had a situation yesterday (Monday) where somebody who was being treated left the facility in controversial circumstances.

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“We have put in place machinery to bring him back and we have told the general public and all those who know him to stay clear from him because he actually tested positive.”

Aniagwu said the state had recorded 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with eight deaths.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.