Runaway covid-19 patient busted; seven contact persons identified

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Simon Okafor Chukudi, the 46-year-old Nigerian, who absconded after testing  positive for  Covid-19 has been arrested  by  the Upper West Regional Police Command and handed over to the local  COVID-19 team led by Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih

Seven persons who came into conatct with Mr Okafor have been identified and subsequently quarantined at the Upper West regional hospital.

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The Nigerian was under surveillance at his house awaiting results for  his Covid-19 test when he took to his heels last Monday.  The results eventually turned out to be positive.

He was arrested on Friday morning at his hideout, a compound house close to the Hilla Liman Technical University.

 

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Source: Ahmed Sanyoo

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