BREAKING: Nigerian Driver on the Run after Testing Positive for Coronavirus

A Commercial Driver who has tested positive to the pandemic COVID-19 has escaped from the Isolation Centre in Bida, Niger State and now on the run.

Niger State Commissioner of Health and Hospital services, Dr Mohammed Makunsidi, has, therefore, declared him wanted and that a special team has been raised by the government to fetch him out.

The Commissioner said the man at large escaped from isolation centre where he was being managed in Bida town from where he escaped.

“We are surprised that he escaped and how he escaped from the Isolation Centre is still a misery to us but manhunt for the man has intensified,” he declared.

Addressing Journalists in Minna yesterday, Makunsidi said, “we heard of the arrival of a Driver that is said to have tested positive to coronavirus who was being managed at an Isolation Centre. “We heard that he escaped into Bida, so we are after him now. Members of the state Taskforce on COVID-19 and officials of the ministry of health and hospital services are in Bida area of the state to locate him and make sure he does what the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has asked him to do”, he further explained.

The Commissioner said that two other persons who arrived Kontagora town, headquarters of Kontagora Local Government Area of the State from United Kingdom (UK) and Canada have been quarantined where he said they are undergoing medical tests on the virus because they are from areas of presumed areas of infection.

He also revealed that another man from Kagara town, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of the state has also been taken to Isolation Centre in Minna due to outcry from his community that he may have come in contact with Chinese Nationals working at the Zungeru Hydro Electricity plant.


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