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On Saturday evening, coronavirus patient was arrested at the popular Oja-Oba market in Akure, the Ondo State.

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The patient, a female was said to be a trader selling second-hand clothes popularly known as ‘okrika’ in the market.

It was gathered that the patient had been diagnosed with the deadly disease in Imo State before she travelled down to Akure, the Ondo State without submitting herself for treatment.

Confirming the development, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro stated that the escape of the patient prompted both the Imo and Ondo Governments to mount surveillance for her.

The tracking eventually paid off when she was traced to Oja-Oba where she was eventually arrested.

They caught her where she was selling second-hand wares popularly called ‘okrika’ at the market.

Dr. Adegbenro made it known that contact tracing of the patient’s family, friends, and neighbours had began and urged all who had transacted any business with the woman to report for isolation center.

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With the patient already at the state Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, Igbatoro road, Akure, the Health Commissioner hinted that confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 41 as at Saturday.

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