A Coronavirus patient has escaped from an isolation centre, where she was being kept with eight others.
The patient is said to be one of eight Guineans, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
She escaped from the facility, in which they were being quarantined in the Ghanaian city of Tamale.
So far, the country has recorded 152 cases of the COVID-19, with five death and two recovery.
According to the northern regional minister, Salifu Saeed, the patient, a woman in her early 20s, scaled over a wall, leaving behind her belongings on Monday.
He described it as “a very disturbing situation because she is positive” with the virus.
“Since yesterday, up till this morning, I have not slept, with my security people. I directed that they should use all their networks to be able to track the person down and get her,” Saeed told the media.
According to Citi News, there are two police officers and soldiers guarding the guest house where the infected persons were being monitored.
Despite the gravity of the situation, Saeed urged citizens to remain calm.
“Our people are safe… we are working very hard to ensure that the people don’t get too panicked. Nobody should be afraid because the security personnel are on top of the issues,” he added.