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Escaped Coronavirus patient Arrested while selling okirika in Market


A female Coronavirus patient who escaped from getting treatment was arrested on Saturday evening at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure while selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’.

The lady was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Imo State before she travelled down to the Ondo State capital without submitting herself for treatment.

The Independent reported that Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said Imo and Ondo Governments mounted surveillance for the patient upon discovering that she escaped.

Dr. Adegbenro said while the patient is being treated at the state Infectious Disease Hospital, in Igbatoro road, Akure, contact tracing of the patient’s family, friends, and neighbours had begun. Those who transacted business with the woman have also been urged to report for come in for testing.

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