The COVID-19 patient, Emmanuel Ononiwu, who was declared wanted by Abia State Government after he bolted from a holding facility in Aba is now in medical custody and currently at the isolation center in Amachara.
Mr Ononiwu reported at the Infectious Dsease Hospital (IDH), Aba, with his family, including his wife, at 8.05am today, Saturday, 30th May, 2020, and was moved by a state rapid response ambulance to the Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Amachara, Umuahia, for isolation and management.
Samples will be collected from his wife and other family members for testing while active contract tracing has commenced.
Meanwhile, three patients who are currently at the isolation center, including the 19 years old man from Afugiri, Umuahia, 30 years old man from Ofeme, Umuahia, and the Olokoro Umuahia returnee from Lagos who came to plan the burial of a relation who died in Kano are set to be released this morning after testing negative to the virus two consecutive times.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commissioner for Information, Abia State