COVID-19 Nigerian Patient In Ghana Escapes Officials

Ghanian Government has launched a manhunt against a 46-year-old Nigerian who tested positive for Coronavirus and escaped.

Simon Okafor Chukwudi was one among seven confirmed ases in the Upper West Region of Ghana, according to Graphic Online Reports.


According to the report, Okafor was under surveillance at his private residence by the Ghana Health Service pending when the outcome of his test result for COVID-19.

Though the result came out positive on Monday, Okafor had escaped at the time officials of the Health Service arrived his residence to escort him to the hospital.

Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Region Minister disclosed this on Accra-based radio station, Cifi FM.

Salih said the patient tricked and escaped the health officials after requesting to use his motorbike, asking the officials to follow him behind.

He stated, “We are on top of issues. We have seven confirmed cases and all of them are cooperating with us; except that yesterday we had the unpleasant situation of one of them absconding. 

“He was approached to be sent to the regional hospital to be quarantined and he said he was using his motorbike so he’ll take the lead and they will follow. In the process he escaped.”

The Minister appealed to the residents to assist in fishing out Okafor’s whereabouts.

Meanwhile, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko, the regional Police Commander said the police had launched a search party to track him.

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