The Kwara State Government on Friday says it had foiled an attempt by COVID-19 patients who sneaked into the state to escape from the Isolation centre.
In a release made available to News Hub Mag! and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor who also doubles as the spokesman for the Kwara State COVID-19 Committee, Rafiu Ajakaye, government has beefed up security at the isolation center to forestall a repeat.
The statement reads; “Earlier today, Friday May 15th, 2020, the government’s intelligence network uncovered a plot by some COVID-19 patients who sneaked into the state to escape. This attempt was promptly foiled leading to arrest and return of the patients who had already scaled the fence.
“The Government is dismayed that these persons were among the imported cases who intentionally violated the interstate lockdown and came into the state.
“Security has been further beefed up at our isolation centre. The government restates that COVID-19 is not a death sentence and there is no reason why anyone would want to escape and put their own lives and the lives of other people at risk.”