Abia State government on Saturday evening announced that the suspected Coronavirus patient, one Vincent Prosper it had earlier declared wanted is now in their custody.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu in a Press Release.
Okiyi-Kalu while speaking on efforts to apprehend the COVID-19 suspect said that Prosper who had disappeared into the thin air after alerting the National Control Room of National Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) of manifesting symptoms of COVID-19 was apprehended Saturday morning at a-yet-to be disclosed location in Aba, the commercial nerve of the state through the efforts of the security agents.
Okiyi-Kalu who stated that from facts gathered, the real name of the suspected victim isn’t Vincent Prosper as he had claimed when he called NCDC National Control Room, adding that the COVID-19 suspect is at the time of filing the report, at the Abia State COVID-19 Center at the Amachara General Hospital in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state.
“COVID-19 patient COVID-19 medical Rapid Response (RR) Team in the state received information from NCDC national control room on a suspected COVID-19 patient named Vincent Prosper who called them from Abia State to report among other things that he was manifesting symptoms of the virus and recently had contacts with a confirmed patient in neighboring Akwa Ibom state in addition to recently returning from Lagos.
“Our team immediately swung into action and called the number forwarded, took notes and asked the individual to isolate himself pending our arrival to take samples for testing.