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Missing Osun coronavirus patient apprehended, forced back to isolation centre

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The police in Osun State have apprehended the missing COVID-19 patient from the state’s isolation centre in Ejigbo.

The patient, a woman, was apprehended on Saturday and returned to the centre.

Osun State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo, was within the isolation centre premises when the woman was brought back into the facility by the police on Saturday afternoon. The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan, confirmed that the patient had been returned to the isolation centre.

During a visit to the centre, there was heavy presence of security personnel with operatives of the Department of State Services and police stationed at the gate.

Kukomo was also seen coordinating other security personnel on the premises of the centre.

Going round the isolation centre, located inside the state hospital, Gedu, Ejigbo, those that tested positive could be heard talking inside the hall, while medical personnel attending to them moved round to attend to them.

Others that tested negative were in high spirits as they prepared to return to their respective destinations.

Speaking on behalf of other returnees, Alhaji Mojeed Animashaun, from Iwo, apologised for the unruly behavior of some of the returnees, commending the state government for the care given to them while under observation.

Also speaking, Yisau Afonja from Ejigbo, commended the state government for its hospitality.

 Afonja said through various tests they were subjected to, other aliments of some of the returnees were revealed and they were advised by medical personnel on the right treatment for them.

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