Updated: Man With Covid-19 Symptoms Who Ran Away From Ondo Teaching Hospital Returns

File photo: An infectious diseases hospital in Ondo state


A 26 year old man from Edo state suspected to have symptoms of COVID- 19, who escaped from the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complex (UNIMEDTHC), Ondo city, has returned to the hospital.

The Chief Medical Director of UNIMEDTHC, Dr Oluwole Ige, disclosed this on Sunday during a chat with journalists.

The Precision NG had alerted the public of the development after the information about the man went viral on social media.

A consultant at the facility had confirmed the incident as true.

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Dr Ige said the patient had shown symptoms of the disease and the result was being expected when he ran away.

“I can tell you that the patient has returned to the hospital. We are on top of the situation. He is still a suspected case.

“We are waiting for the result of the test conducted for him and two others,” he said.

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