COVID-19 patient on the run - Delta commissioner Aniagwu raises alarm

COVID-19 patient on the run - Delta commissioner Aniagwu raises alarm

- Delta state government said that a patient of coronavirus has escaped from a facility in the state

- This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 2, by the state commissioner for information, Charles Aniagwu

- Aniagwu, however, noted that the patient remains a potential danger to society since he had not fully recovered from the infection

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Charles Aniagwu, the Delta commissioner for information, has said that a coronavirus patient escaped from one of the state’s treatment centres on Monday, June 1.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Aniagwu disclosed this on Tuesday, June 2, when he visited the Delta chapter of the Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN) and Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) in Asaba. gathered that he said that modalities had been put in place to track him as he remained a potential danger to the society because he had not fully recovered from the infection.

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“We had a situation yesterday where somebody who was being treated left the facility in controversial circumstances.

COVID-19 patient on the run - Delta commissioner Aniagwu cries out

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state. Twitter/ Ifeanyi Okowa
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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,” he said.

Aniagwu said that as at date, the state had recorded 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with eight deaths occasioned by the disease while 17 patients were discharged as at date in the state.

He said there was a need for concerted efforts to “flatten the curve” of the virus.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Bauchi deputy governor, Baba Tela, tested positive for COVID-19 infection.

It was reported that Tela was confirmed positive to the deadly virus following the tests carried out on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The Bauchi deputy governor was said to have been exhibiting noticeable symptoms of the disease.

Tela's COVID-19 status was confirmed in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 2, by Mukhtar Gidado, special assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed.

Tela, who is the Bauchi state chairman of the task force on COVID-19, has now gone on self-isolation. People with established contact with him have been urged to follow the due process.

"This is to inform the general public that His Excellency Senator Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi state, who is also the chairman, state task force on COVID-19, was confirmed positive of coronavirus," part of the statement read.

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