The Osun State government has allegedly launched a manhunt for six persons with a confirmed case of COVID-19 pandemic

Naija News learnt that six persons belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Ejigbo, from Ivory Coast last week escaped from an isolation center in Ejigbo on Friday night.

A statement from the government which disclosed this gave the names of the six persons with their phone numbers.

Speaking with TheCable, Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to the governor, said when he saw the report of patients fleeing the isolation centre, the first thing he did was to call one of the numbers on a list of “escapee patients” circulating on social media.

He said the person whom he spoke with confirmed being at the isolation centre.

“I can’t confirm the report that some persons have escaped from the isolation centre. We are about doing a headcount. I spoke with the commissioner for information on this issue,” he said.

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