Governor Seyi Makinde says the patients were being managed by the state before they absconded.
Two patients receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have escaped from the authorities and are currently unaccounted for.
The state governor, Seyi Makinde, announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the duo possibly ran to their permanent places of residence, but did not provide further details.
Many coronavirus cases are known to flee from isolation centers, or dodge doctors everywhere the country.
Makinde also disclosed that four of the five new cases recorded within the state on Tuesday, May 5 are travelers from the northern part of the country.
This is even though interstate travel is currently banned nationwide, apart from essential services.
Oyo has recorded a complete of 44 coronavirus cases, with nine discharged and two dead. The state currently has 31 active cases, excluding the 2 that are currently unaccounted for.
“Ten cases are self-isolating while twenty-one cases are being managed within the isolation centers in Oyo State; one at the University College Hospital, Ibadan & twenty in Olodo.
“Nineteen of those twenty cases at Olodo are asymptomatic & the last person has anosmia (loss of smell),” Makinde said.
Nigeria has recorded 2,950 coronavirus cases in 34 states and therefore the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as of May 5.
481 people have recovered and been discharged after medical treatment, but 98 people have died.