The COVID-19 patient who reportedly absconded from the Isolation Centre in Ejigbo, Osun State, in the early hours of Saturday, has been found, the state government said.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo, said the unnamed female patient had been taken back to the isolation centre.
Egbemode said the state government was still in the process of tracing individuals who had come in contact with the coronavirus patient.
She added that government had beefed up security within and around the isolation centre.
Egbemode gave an assurance that the government would continue to enhance measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The commissioner had earlier debunked a report that six persons absconded from the isolation centre.
She told journalists that only one person was missing during a headcount at the patients at the isolation centre.
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