The Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Salifu Saeed has denied reports in a section of the media that the Guinean lady confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 but who escaped from quarantine has been found.
Mr Saeed who denied the report in an interview with the Daily Graphic said the Regional Security Council had a tip-off that a lady with the symptoms of COVID-19 had been found at a village in the Kumbungu District.
He said based on the tip-off he quickly dispatched the Regional COVID -19 team and some members of the Regional Security Committee to the village where they found the lady.
Mr Saeed stated that upon interrogation it came out that the lady who was found at the village is a Ghanaian who hails from Jirapa in the Upper West region and not the Guinean lady with the COVID-19 who has escaped from quarantine.
He said the Ghanaian lady has been brought to Tamale to be quarantined at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and her blood samples taken for testing.
Mr Saeed issued a strong warning to whoever is hoarding the Guinean lady with the virus to release her immediately as he/she is putting the entire population in the metropolis at risk, apart from himself/herself.
He stated further that any person hoarding the lady if found out, would be dealt with by the law.