Officials in Borno State have said that two COVID-19 patients, a man and a woman, who tested positive, have run away from the hospital where they were tested.
The State Commisioner of Health Salisu Kwayabura made this known to newsmen during the daily briefing on COVID-19.
He said, “two patients, Abbas Kaka Hassan, a 24-year-old male and Hauwa Mohammed, 42-year-old female, are on the run after testing positive to COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in the metropolis.”
He added that the male is from Layin tanki suburbs in Gwange II ward, while the woman lives in the Shuwari ward.
Sources said that the male ran away after his samples were collected for testing and could not be reached, as even his phone was switched off.
The Commissioner added that people should not regard testing positive to COVID-19 as a death sentence, as many of those who had the disease had recovered.