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Two coronavirus patients flee isolation centre in Oyo


Oyo State Government on Wednesday said two coronavirus patients have fled the isolation centre where they are being treated for the disease.

“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31,” Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde tweeted.

The governor was however silent on what actions are being taken about the abscounded patients.

Makinde disclosed that ten other patients are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo State- one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan & twenty in Olodo.


Nineteen of these twenty cases at Olodo, Makinded said, are asymptomatic & the last person has anosmia, loss of smell.

The governor said a total of 975 samples have been collected and are being processed.

Makinde disclosed that the state recorded a new case on Tuesday after the result of one suspected case who is resident in Ibadan came back positive.

He said five new cases were also recorded on Monday. Makinde said four of the five cases are immigrants and while the remaining one is an Oyo State resident.

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