Two Coronavirus patients escape from Borno isolation

Two patients , Abbas Hassan, a 24- year – old male and Hauwa Mohammed , 42- year – old female , are on the run after testing positive for COVID – 19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno State.

The man is said to be residing at Layin Tanki in Gwange II while the woman lives in Shuwari ward , both in Maiduguri.

The Borno State Commissioner for Health and secretary to the state ’ s response team for the prevention and control of COVID – 19, Dr Salisu Kwaya -Bura , alerted the public at the team ’ s daily media briefing held on Sunday.

The commissioner said the male patient ( Abbas) was in initial telephone contact with the response team after his sample was collected, but eventually switched off his phone when he learnt he tested positive .

He noted that a diligent surveillance and investigation team was working very hard to track the patient.

Kwaya – Bura called on anyone who test positive to the disease not to regard it as a death sentence , noting that majority of those who test positive have recovered.

The commissioner disclosed that 16 of Borno ’ s COVID – 19 cases emanated from community transmission , while 14 others were connected with the index and another case . .

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