30 COVID-19 patients have fled from the various Isolation Centres in Gombe State.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the COVID-19 Tasking Force Committee in Gombe, Prof. Idris Mohammed, yesterday.

Mohammed revealed that 12 of them could be accounted for, while the task force faces the burden of searching for the other 18 outside the Isolation and Treatment Facilities across the State.

He said; "We have a total of 30 people yet to be evacuated in the state, out of the 30, five are Adamawa indigenes; we collected their samples and we gave them our epid numbers and they have since gone back to Adamawa State. But because of the epid numbers, they remain our cases on paper but in reality they are in Adamawa State.

“Two others were traced to Kano State and we notified the state epidemiologist and they have been placed in isolation; one other to Ogun, the state epidemiologist was called and another one was traced to Nasarawa State, we called the state epidemiologist and the last one to Borno state and he has been evacuated by the state.

“Out of 20 people remaining, they are the ones we are having some challenges evacuating but we are making efforts. As of Sunday, we evacuated two. The good thing is that as most of them are trying not to come, so they are in self isolation, they don’t come out in the open but the traditional rulers and political leaders where they reside are working with the task force to ensure they are evacuated, treated and discharged lawfully.”

According to the NCDC, as at May 25th, 2020, Gombe has recorded 148 cases of COVID-19.

Of the 148 cases, 27 are active and are on admission, 118 discharges have been made, and 3 deaths has been recorded.


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