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U/W: Police arrest Nigerian who escaped from quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19

Simon Okafor Chukudi, the Nigerian who escaped from quarantine after testing positive for the novel corona virus has been arrested by the Upper West Regional Police Command.

Reports indicate that the 46-year-old Nigerian was arrested in a compound house near the Wa polytechnic.

The Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko confirmed the arrest.

He has been returned to a treatment facility, where he will continue to be treated for the virus.

It is believed he came into contact with seven other people and all of them have been placed under mandatory quarantine at the Upper West regional hospital.

The Nigerian national was kept under surveillance at his residence by officials of the Ghana Health Service awaiting the outcome of his test results for COVID-19 which came out positive last Monday.

He was however nowhere to be found when health officials followed up to his residence at Wapaani, a suburb of Wa to transport him to the isolation centre at the Upper West Regional Hospital.

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