Two patients who had earlier gone missing after testing positive to COVID-19 in Borno State have been found.
The Borno State government had earlier on Sunday announced that two patients – Abbas Kaka Hassan (a 24-year-old male) and Hauwa Mohammed (42-year-old female) were on the run after testing positive to COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) in Borno State.
The State Governor Babagana Zulum however on Monday said via his official Twitter handle that the missing patients have been found.
Zulum in his post said a combined team of health surveillance and investigation team, backed by a police escort traced the male patient and found him in a critical state at his family house in Gwange II while the female patient reported herself.
He added that contact tracing and surveillance team have been deployed to identify persons who may have had direct and indirect contacts with him, for risks assessment, isolation advise and collection of samples for tests.
He therefore announced that as a result of this, “all COVID-19 patients in Borno state are now fully accounted for.”