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Coronavirus:Two COVID-19 Sufferers In Nigeria Flee After Testing Optimistic

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Two sufferers – Abbas Kaka Hassan (a 24-year-old male) and Hauwa Mohammed (42-year-old feminine) are on the run after testing constructive for COVID-19 on the College of Maiduguri Instructing Hospital in Borno State.

The male is of Layin Tanki in Gwange 11 whereas the lady lives in Shuwari ward.

Whereas briefing journalists, the Commissioner of Well being and Secretary to the State Response Workforce for the Prevention and Management of COVID-19, Dr Salisu Kwayabura, confirmed this on Sunday on the Authorities Home in Maiduguri.

Kwayabura stated the male affected person was in preliminary phone contact with the response staff after his pattern was collected, however finally switched off his telephone when he learnt he examined constructive

In response to the Commissioner, a telephone quantity via which the affected person’s mom was in contact with the staff has additionally been switched off.

When samples of sufferers with contacts to index instances are collected, they’re usually suggested to go on self-isolation. They provide their contacts to allow them to be reached when the outcomes are out.

“That is the usual medical process. You’ll be able to’t detain somebody with suspected contact. We shouldn’t have the lawful powers to try this.

“Different sufferers had been additionally allowed to depart however they got here into isolation centres and now we have 19 of them in two isolation centres. Nonetheless, the younger man in query selected to enter hiding,” he stated.

Whereas noting {that a} diligent surveillance and investigation staff is working very arduous to trace the affected person, he known as on anybody who assessments constructive to the illness to not regard it as a demise sentence as the vast majority of those that check constructive have recovered from the illness.

He, nevertheless, said that 16 of COVID-19 instances emanated from group transmission, whereas 14 others had been related with the index and one other case.

The state authorities additionally known as on residents to take severe preventive measures throughout the state.

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