The government of Osun has dismissed reports that six persons who tested positive for coronavirus escaped from isolation centre in the state.
In a statement, Funke Egbemode, commissioner for information, disclosed that only one person was found missing after a headcount was conducted on Saturday morning.
“Our attention has been drawn to a story purporting that six persons were missing from our Isolation centre in Ejigbo. One of the writers quoted a non-existent statement from the government to lend some measure of credibility to the story,” the statement read.
“Nothing can be further from the truth. As a government, we have not issued any statement to confirm or deny such story. Besides, a quick check showed that the name and number of the first person on the list of the purported missing patients, is indeed currently in our facility in Ejigbo.