COVID-19 infected Guinean escapes from mandatory quarantine in Tamale

One of the Guineans who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamale has escaped.

The young lady, who authorities say is in her early 20s allegedly scaled the wall at the back of the hotel where she and nine others were being held in mandatory quarantined.

“At midnight when everybody was asleep she scaled the wall and escaped leaving her belongings, including a mobile phone,” Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed told JoyNews.

He added that security personnel have launched a manhunt for her.

Mr Saeed said the Guinean escaped at the blind side of two police officers and two military personnel who were guarding the hotel.

He urged for calm as measures have been put in place to ensure the girl is captured and returned to quarantine for her safety as well as others.

Earlier, government had announced a decision to have the 10 Guineans who were arrested and tested positive for the Covid-19 repatriated to their country of origin for treatment.

The foreigners had been in the county for 11 days before they were arrested and put in mandatory self-isolation after they arrived in the Northern Region town of Tamale through Burkina Faso and Togo.

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