A coronavirus affected person has fled from isolation in one among Hong Kong’s largest hospitals. A manhunt was launched as officers ask the general public to assist in capturing the fugitive.
The 63-year-old man, often known as affected person 7379, was remoted within the metropolis’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday after having examined optimistic for Covid-19, native media reported, citing a hospital spokesperson.
At round 5pm native time on Friday, workers noticed the affected person making an attempt to go away his ward with out permission. The medical doctors tried to seize him however he evaded seize by sprinting down the steps. He has not been seen since.
The hospital instantly contacted the police and is now asking the general public to assist in bringing the affected person again. Officers mentioned he’s a neighborhood resident with no journey historical past and an in depth contact of one other confirmed Covid-19 affected person.
There have been quite a few instances of suspected or confirmed coronavirus sufferers fleeing quarantine in several nations because the begin of the pandemic. In Might, a 39-year-old man was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee after leaping a fence whereas making an attempt to flee from necessary isolation.
In July, a person in his 50s reduce by way of an almost 2 meter (6.5 toes) fence and left a quarantine facility on New Zealand’s North Island. In February, a younger girl fled from a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia by disabling an electrical lock in her room. She was later apprehended and quarantined once more.
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