Six persons, who have tested positive for COVID-19, have escaped from an isolation centre in Ejigbo, Osun State on Friday night.
The six persons belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Ejigbo, from Ivory Coast last week.
They were quarantined by the state government.
An official of the state government confirmed this to Daily Trust Saturday morning.
He said the Osun State government has launched a manhunt for them.
The state government is yet to respond to Daily Trust’s inquiry as at the time of filing this report.
The six are among the 127 people that came to the state from Abidjan, Cote-devoire last Saturday, March 28.
The state’s commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, told Daily Trust that the returnees were not all indigenes of Osun State.
Findings by the state government indicated that some of them hail from Oyo, Delta, Edo, Benue and Anambra states, he said.
The returnees were stranded in Ogun when the state government closed its borders.
They were handed over to Osun government after claiming Ejigbo in Osun State as their destination.
Osun quarantined them immediately and took their blood samples to lab for the coronavirus test.
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