Information reaching POLITICS NIGERIA has revealed that Anambra State coronavirus index case has been found after disappearing from the isolation center.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, made this known to reporters on Monday in Akwa, the state capital.
The commissioner said all those who had contact with the patient had been traced, quarantined and awaiting testing.
He noted that no fewer than 29 persons including health workers, relations and business associates had contact with the index case.
The commissioner said the hospital where the case was handled had been fumigated and it is free of any disease.
Okpala said, “We searched for the index case from 8pm to 3am after the National Centre for Disease Control contacted the state government to reveal that a case had been established in Anambra.
“I went with the team to places I ordinarily would not go at that time of the night and I knocked on many doors to wake people up from sleep to ask about the individual.
“The index case left the hospital when he should not have left.”
Speaking further, Okpala said the index case was being treated at an isolation centre and receiving the best treatment.
“He has every facility he needs and is also provided with whatever he wants.
“Contact tracing is on vigorously, and we have 29 persons who are contacts of the index case. They include medical personnel at the hospital where he was being previously managed, his relatives and business associates. Those traced are being closely monitored,” he said.