A female COVID-19 patient has been arrested in Ondo state selling Okrika clothes after she escaped from an isolation center in Imo state.
The woman was apprehended at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure, days after leaving Imo state where she was receiving treatment for the disease.
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 The Independent 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.