Nigerian patient runs away after finding out coronavirus status


A Coronavirus patient in the Upper West Region is on the run after health officials informed him about his status Monday.

The 46-year-old Nigerian, was part of 5 persons who came from abroad into the region.

Upper West Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, speaking to Joynews revealed that the man, who was supposed to be transported to the regional isolation centre by health authorities, disappeared from his residence at Wapaani, a suburb of Wa, shortly after receiving information that he had tested positive.

“Five out of the new cases were people who came from abroad, including one Nigerian and one person from the Western region.”

“But unfortunately for us, one of our confirmed cases cannot be traced. Having given him feedback on his test results, it has been very difficult to reach him,” Dr Afreh added.

“For almost 48 hours now, it has been difficult to reach him,” he stated.

Police have since dispatched a search party to hunt for the Nigerian.

According to Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko, the team is hopeful he will be found soon.

Upper West has 7 cases of the Coronavirus out of Ghana’s 641 cases.


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