The intelligence network of the Kwara State Government, on Friday, said it uncovered a plot by some COVID-19 patients who sneaked into the state to escape.
It said the attempt was promptly foiled leading to the arrest and return of the patients who had already scaled the fence.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, Rafiu Ajakaye, in a statement said the government was dismayed that such persons were among the imported cases who intentionally violated the interstate lockdown and came into the state.
“Security has been further beefed up at our isolation centre. The government restates that COVID-19 is not a death sentence and there is no reason why anyone would want to escape and put their own lives and the lives of other people at risk,” he added.