COVID-19: Wanted patient finally comes out of hiding

COVID-19: Wanted patient finally comes out of hiding

- Emmanuel Ononiwu, a top coronavirus case in Abia, had suddenly disappeared from one of the facilities in the state

- Abia state recently declared Ononiwu wanted after his escape from the isolation centre where he was kept

- The patient has now reappeared, this time, with his wife and other family members

The authorities of Abia state on Saturday, May 30, confirmed the return of Emmanuel Ononiwu, a COVID-19 patient, who escaped from an isolation facility recently.

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Ononiwu had been declared wanted by the state but on Saturday, May 30, the information commissioner; Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, confirmed that he had returned for treatment.

The Nation quotes Okiyi-Kalu as saying that Ononiwu had returned and is being placed on medical custody at an isolation centre in Amachara, Umuahia.

Ononiwu, it was confirmed, reappeared at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Aba, with his wife and family members at exactly 8.05 am Saturday, May 30.

COVID-19: Wanted patient finally comes out of hiding
Many states in the country now have well-prepared isolation centres Credit:
Source: UGC

After he showed up, the man and his family members were taken in the state rapid response ambulance to the state's specialist hospital and diagnostic centre Amachara, Umuahia, the capital of the state.

The report noted that with his return, the patient's samples would be collected.

Samples would also be collected from his wife and the other family members he came with.

While this is going on, the authorities would go after those who may have had contacts with him, his wife and the other family members.

Meanwhile, three COVID-19 patients in the state have been reported to have recovered after days in isolation.

The patients, according to the report, included a 19-year-old man from Afugiri, Umuahia.

It was learnt that they are being prepared to be discharged after their results came out negative for the coronavirus with two tests carried out.

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It was stated that the state commissioner for health, Rafiu Isamotu, confirmed the recovery in a statement on Friday, May 29, in Osogbo, the state capital.

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