Coronavirus: Missing Osun patient apprehended by police

Coronavirus: Missing Osun patient apprehended by police

- A coronavirus patient in Osun state who reportedly escaped from an isolation facility has been apprehended by the police

- The patient, a woman, was apprehended by the police in Ejigbo town on Saturday afternoon, April 4

- A spokesperson to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, stated that the patient has been returned to the facility in Ejigbo area of the state

The Osun state command of the Nigerian police has arrested a coronavirus patient in the state who reportedly escaped from an isolation facility.

The chief press secretary to the governor of the state, Ismail Omipidan, told the Nation newspaper that the patient, a woman, was apprehended by the police in Ejigbo town on Saturday afternoon, April 4.

Omipidan stated that the patient has been returned to the facility in the Ejigbo area of the state.

Earlier, the government of Osun described as untrue reports that six persons escaped from one of the isolation centres in the state.

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Funke Egbemode, the commissioner for information, said headcount was conducted and it showed that only one person could not be accounted for.

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The patients were reported to have escaped from General Hospital, Ejigbo, where those suspected of contracting coronavirus are being kept.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has apologised to the public for making an error in its update of coronavirus cases in the country.

On its official Twitter page, the NCDC said that on the number of cases in Nigeria on Friday, April 3, was actually 25.

It explained that the 26th case was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case and not a new one which was inadvertently reported from Osun state. The said case, according to the agency, was from Oyo state.

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The NCDC expressed regret over this mistake and assured Nigerians that it is committed to giving only transparent and accurate reporting on the situation of the disease in the country.

In another report, after a series of coronavirus tested conducted on him, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue was on Saturday, April 4, declared negative in relation to the global pandemic.

Moreover, the deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, alongside the commissioner for finance and economic development, David Olofu, have tested negative for the virus, Daily Trust reports.

The news of the health status of these principal individuals in Benue was made public by the spokesman to the governor, Terver Akase, in a press statement on Saturday.

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