Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that one of the two cases that absconded before they could be treated for Covid-19 is a 10-year-old boy.
According to him, the boy and one other escaped before being admitted to the isolation centre.
“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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has confirmed eight new COVID-19 positive cases in the state. This brings the number of positive cases in the state to 52.