Breaking: Kwara Covid 19 patient escapes

Breaking: Kwara Covid 19 patient escapes

….Gov. Abdulrazaq announces discharge of 6 patients

….Gov. Abdulrazaq announces discharge of 6 patients

By Bisi Oyelere

One of the confirmed covid 19 patients in Kwara State have escaped from the State to Ogun State, Fresh Insight can exclusively report.

The covid 19 carrier who was one of the 3 cases announced on Saturday, is a female in her early 40s.

This much was disclosed to this medium by highly placed government source which was also corroborated by Fresh Insight’s security sources.

The source said “The covid 19 patient who was tested and sample sent to Ibadan sneaked out of Ilorin without the knowledge of the authority before the result could come out.

“To the surprise of NCDC, she was no where to be found when her result came out positive.

“We learnt that she ran to Ogun State and we’ve been trying to locate and bring her back” the sources stressed.

As at the time of filing this report, the government have allegedly set all machinery in motion including enlisting the services of security agencies to track her down.

Meanwhile, Kwara State have announced the discharge of additional 6 patients making a total of 8 discharges out of the 16 confirmed positive cases in the State.

Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman made this disclosure through a press release signed by his media aide, Rafiu Ajakaye this evening.

He said “I am glad to announce that six of our patients, all health workers, have twice tested negative and are ready for discharge today. We give glory to God Almighty for this feat and we sincerely commend our frontline workers who made this possible.

“Our remaining patients are all stable and in high spirits, and we pray God Almighty to grant us success in the management of the cases.

” It’s important to note that infection rate is still very high across the country and, as such, we can’t afford to let down our guards. For this reason, effective from tomorrow, Monday May 4, there will be statewide curfew between 6p.m. and 6.a.m. until further notice.

“This is part of the agreements of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) to prevent non-essential and unauthorised movement that could spike infection rate. Also, in addition to the measures earlier announced on Friday May 1, the government hereby bans travels/movement from one local government to the other.

“This is especially true of local governments with clear borders. We are not in anyway out of the danger of this pandemic. I enjoin you all to stay at home if you can, and if you must go out, you must use a face mask” he added.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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