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BREAKING: Two COVID-19 patients escape in Borno as toll rises

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Two patients, Abbas Kaka Hassan, a 24-year-old male and Hauwa Mohammed, a 42-year-old female, are on the run after checking out positive for COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).

The male is of Layin Tanki in Gwange II area, whilst the girl lives in Shuwari ward of Maiduguri, the state capital.

Commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura, introduced this at a day by day media briefing held on Sunday at the state authorities house.

He stated Abbas after gathering his end result eloped and switched off his phone, as properly as a cellphone number via which the patient’s mom stored in contact with the team.

“When samples of sufferers with contacts to index cases are collected, they are typically suggested to go on self-isolation. They provide their contacts so they can be reached when the outcomes are out. This is the wellknown clinical procedure.

“You can’t detain any one with suspected contact. We do no longer have the lawful powers to do that. Other sufferers have been additionally allowed to go away however they got here into Isolation Centres and we have 19 of them in two isolation centres. However, the younger man in query selected to go into hiding”.

Kwayabura, the Secretary of the COVID-19 Response Team guaranteed that officers have been working very difficult to music the patient, including that the ailment is now not a demise sentence.

Meanwhile, sixteen of Borno’s instances emanated from neighborhood transmission, whilst 14 others had been related with the index and any other case.

Kwayabura additionally introduced that every body getting into essential markets at the relaxation of lockdown on Monday should put on a face masks made of fabric cloth if one does not have the clinical mask.

He brought that the team will make masks available, whilst hand washing factors will additionally be elevated to make sure hands are washed at entry and exit points.

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