Enugu State task force intercepts run-away COVID-19 patient from Delta



The Enugu State Rapid Response Task Force on COVID-19 and security agencies intercepted a run-away COVID-19 patient from the Delta State Isolation and Treatment .

Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, the state Commissioner for Health, made this known in a statement in Enugu.

Obi said that the run-away COVID-19 patient was intercepted in the state on Monday by the security agencies, in active collaboration with the Delta COVID-19 task force.

He said the arrest followed the directive by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, that the absconded patient be located and returned to the Delta isolation .

The commissioner said that contact tracing of those who had contacts with the run-away patient and the decontamination of the places the patient had been to in Enugu, had begun.

“The ministry, therefore, reminds the good of the state that in times like these, we owe a to each other to inform relevant authorities we develop symptoms or know someone who may symptoms or history of cross boundary travel into the state.

“The numbers to call are 08182555550, 09022333833, or the NCDC number 080097000010,’’ he said.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Enugu state has recorded a total of eight COVID-19 cases.

The state at present six active cases receiving treatment others had been successfully treated and discharged. (NAN)