A 10-year-old boy has reportedly absconded to the northern part of Nigeria after testing positive for coronavirus in Oyo State.
This was made known by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on his Twitter handle in the early hours of Thursday, May 7, 2020, according to Punch.
“We also have a further update on the two absconded cases reported earlier today. They absconded before being admitted to any of our isolation centres,” he wrote.
“After intensive contact tracing, one of them has been found and admitted to the Infectious Diseases Centre, Olodo, Ibadan.
“The other is a 10-year-old boy who, eyewitnesses claimed, boarded a north-bound vehicle. His details had been sent to the Sokoto State PHEOC. Contact tracing is still ongoing.”
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Oyo State currently has 52 cases of coronavirus disease that has infected 3145 persons across the country.