COVID-19 patient escapes from quarantine centre in Tamale

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One coronavirus patient left the quarantine facility at Tamale in the Northern Region.

She is one of the eight Guineans who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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The Guineans are being quarantined in Tamale but one of the females among them left the isolation centre to the amazement of the health personnel.
This was confirmed by the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed.

According to him, the woman in her early 20s, jumped over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday.

The minister said it is very disturbing because the woman is carrying the disease and she will definitely spread it.

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“Since yesterday, up till this morning, I have not slept, with my security people. I directed that they should use all their networks to be able to track her down ”, he said passionately.

Two police and two soldiers were guarding the guest house where the infected persons were being quarantined.

The regional minister has however told citizens to remain calm as his office addresses the issue.

“Our people are safe… we are working very hard to ensure that the people don’t get too panicked. Nobody should be afraid because the security personnel are on top of the issues”, he explained

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Meanwhile, there are yet to be confirmed reports that the said patient has been found in a community near Kumbungu.

According to sources, the patient was arrested by community members and have so far informed the police.

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But authorities are yet to confirm the new development.