A female COVID-19 patient was reportedly arrested on Saturday evening while selling second-hand clothes popularly known as “Okrika” at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure. This is coming days after the she escaped from getting treatment in Imo State .
The female patient was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Imo state before she travelled down to the Ondo State capital without submitting herself for treatment.
According to report, Ondo state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said Imo and Ondo Governments mounted surveillance for the patient upon discovering that she escaped.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adegbenro said while the patient is being treated at the state Infectious Disease Hospital in Igbatoro road, Akure, contact tracing of the patient’s family, friends, and neighbours had begun.
Those who transacted business with the woman have also been urged to report for come in for testing, the Commissioner said.