COVID-19: Abia Declares Suspect Wanted

In trying to track its index coronavirus case and to curtail the spread of coronavirus in Abia State, the state government had on Friday, declared one Vincent Prosper, suspected of having contracted the disease, wanted.

The state Commissioner for Information, Chief Okeiyi Kalu, made the declaration in a statement in Aba.

Kalu alleged that Prosper, suspected to have contracted the disease from a neighbouring state, sneaked into Abia, and had since gone underground.

He said the man was wanted by the state Ministry of Health and the state inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19.

No single ventilator, but Nasarawa buys N500m cars for lawmakers Kalu, who is also the Secretary to the committee, said that Prosper was last seen around 153, Azikiwe Road, in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.

He requested anyone with useful information on Prosper’s whereabouts to call 0700 2242 362 or contact the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji.

The commissioner also enjoined anyone who had had contact with Prosper to immediately contact the Abia COVID-19 Care Centre.

The virus has spread in Nigeria across 19 states and the FCT.

Only Friday alone, the country reported fifty-one cases, taking the total of confirmed cases in the most populous black nation to 493 out of which 159 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.

Meanwhile, the country has recorded 17 deaths since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, with the hight profile of them all being Chief Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari.


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