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Two COVID-19 patients abscond from Oyo isolation centre

Oyo State government said Wednesday two COVID-19 patients had absconded from the state’s isolation facility.

The state governor, Seyi Makinde, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle while giving update of the pandemic situation in the state, said the patients may have absconded to their permanent places of residence.

The governor, who leads the State COVID-19 Task Force, said the two fleeing patients were among the 33 active cases being managed by Oyo State government, adding that the development had brought the number of active cases in the state to 31.

He said: “10 cases are self-isolating while 21 cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State.

“One at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and 20 at Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan; 19 of these 20 cases at Olodo are asymptomatic while the last person has anosmia – loss of smell.”

On the results of five suspected cases that came back positive on Tuesday, Makinde disclosed that four of them were travellers from the northern part of the country while the last one was a resident of the state.

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The governor also revealed that a total of 975 samples had so far been collected and were being processed.

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