Over 20 Covid-19 Positive Persons Refuse Government Isolation in Gombe
No fewer than 30 persons are said to have evaded evacuation into various isolation centres in Gombe State .
Chairman , Task force committee on COVID- 19 , Prof . Idris Mohammed , on Monday revealed that 12 people could be accounted for , leaving the task force with the burden of 18 people outside the confine of the isolation and treatment facilities .
He said , “ We have a total of 30 people yet to be evacuated in the state , out of the 30 , five are Adamawa indigenes ; we collected their samples and we gave them our epid numbers and they have since gone back to Adamawa State . But because of the epid numbers , they remain our cases on paper but in reality they are in Adamawa State.
“ Two others were traced to Kano State and we notified the state epidemiologist and they have been placed in isolation ; one other to Ogun, the state epidemiologist was called and another one was traced to Nasarawa State , we called the state epidemiologist and the last one to Borno state and he has been evacuated by the state.
“ Out of 20 people remaining , they are the ones we are having some challenges evacuating but we are making efforts . As of Sunday , we evacuated two .
The good thing is that as most of them are trying not to come , so they are in self isolation , they don ’ t come out in the open but the traditional rulers and political leaders where they reside are working with the task force to ensure they are evacuated, treated and discharged lawfully . ”