Escapee coronavirus patient in Kaduna arrested.

An escapee coronavirus patient who ran away from an isolation center in Kaduna State has been rearrested.

We learnt that a gallant officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), an official of the Corps foiled his attempt to escape on Thursday.



Malam Nasir El-Rufai

Spokesperson of the agency, Ekunola Gbenga said, “The patient was captured by Joshua Philip, a Corps Assistant, at the Infectious Disease Control Center, Down Quarters, Kaduna State”.

According to Mr. Gbenga, the patient, a male, tried to leave the isolation center for morning prayers without the permission of Doctors.

He said this led to a confrontation between “our personnel and the patient, who forcefully picked the keys of the gate of the center and tried to open the gate to escape, thereby exposing the officer to the virus.”

Mr. Philip, who ‘captured’ the escapee patient was given some drugs, and has been instructed to self-isolate for two weeks and call the center if he develops any symptoms.

- Eniola Olatunji.

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