Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has disclosed that one of the two cases that absconded before they could be treated for coronavirus is a 10-year-old boy.
According to him, the boy and one other escaped before being admitted to the isolation centre.
“We also have a further update on the two absconded cases reported earlier today. They absconded before being admitted to any of our isolation centres.
“The other is a 10-year-old boy who, eyewitnesses claimed, boarded a north-bound vehicle. His details had been sent to the Sokoto State PHEOC. Contact tracing is still ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has confirmed eight new COVID-19 positive cases in the state. This brings the number of positive cases in the state to 52.