Dec 16, 2020

Runaway Covid-19 patient found (update)

The Covid-19 patient, who escaped from the National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases in Welisara, has been apprehended in Maradana.

The 43-year old Covid-19 patient, is a resident of the Grandpass area.

He had been receiving treatment for tuberculosis and had also tested positive for Covid-19. Initial investigations revealed the residential address provided by the patient to the hospital, which was in Maradana, was false.

The Mahabage Police launched a special investigation together with other Police Stations to locate the individual, who is also addicted to narcotics.