A coronavirus (COVID-19) patient who attempted to escape from the isolation centre at the Infectious Disease Control Center, Down Quarters, Kaduna South has been captured by NSCDC officers.
According to the Media Assistant to the Commandant General Ekunola Gbenga, the Coronavirus COVlD-19 patient tried to leave the isolation centre for morning prayers without the permission of doctors.
The patient got into a fight with the NSCDC officers on duty who tried to stop him and was said to have forcefully taken the entrance key to the isolation centre and tried to open the gate to escape.
He was later arrested after he was overpowered by the NSCDC officers. Corps Assistant Joshua Philip who was among the officers on duty at the isolation center was said to have arrested him after they both scruffled with each other.
Corps Joshua Philip has now been exposed to the infectious disease by the state’s index case. He has been instructed to self-Isolate for two weeks and to call the center if he develops any symptoms.
The keys to the isolation centre which were retrieved from him were later disinfected and the doctor gave the personnel some drugs.