COVID-19: Trouble looms as infected Guinean escapes from quarantine facility at Tamale

COVID-19: Trouble looms as infected Guinean escapes from quarantine facility at Tamale

- One of eight Guineans who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has escaped from the quarantine facility in Tamale

- The woman, reported to be in her early 20s, jumped over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday, March 30, 2020

- However, unconfirmed reports indicate that the patient was arrested by community members and have so far informed the police

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One of eight Guineans who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has escaped from the facility in which they are being quarantined in Tamale.

YEN.com.gh learnt that the patient, a woman in her early 20s, jumped over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, described the situation as ''very disturbing situation because she is positive'' with the novel COVID-19.

He said he has directed that they should use all their networks to track the person down and get her.

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There were two police and two soldiers who were guarding the guest house where the eight infected persons were being monitored.

Despite the severity of the situation, Saeed encouraged citizens to remain calm.

Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that the said patient has been found in a community near Kumbungu.

YEN.comgh gathers that the patient was arrested by community members who have so far informed the police.

However, authorities are yet to confirm the new development.

In other news, the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that 31 out of the total number of 152 coronavirus patients have recovered.

A total number of 121 patients are therefore remaining, and reports have it that they are actively responding to treatment.

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