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.

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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