A patient who recently tested positive to the novel coronavirus has reportedly escaped from an isolation centre in Tamale, Ghana. The patient, a lady, was among the eight Guineans being kept at the facility after testing positive to the novel coronavirus.
Explaining how the incident occurred, the Northern regional minister, Salifu Saeed, disclosed that the lady, who was in her early 20s, scaled the wall, leaving behind her belongings on Monday. The government official described the development as “a very disturbing situation” because her action would lead to a further spread of the virus.
“Up to this morning, none of us — including my security people — has slept. I have therefore directed that they should use all their networks to ensure they track and apprehend her,” Mr. Saeed told the media. So far, Ghana has recorded 152 cases of COVID-19, with five deaths and two recoveries. According to local Ghanaian media, Citi News, there were two policemen and soldiers guarding the facility where the infected persons were being monitored.
Despite the gravity of the situation, Saeed urged citizens to remain calm. “Our people are safe. We are working very hard to ensure that the people don’t panic. Nobody should be afraid because the security personnel are on top of the issues.”
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