Escaped COVID-19 patient apprehended in Eheliyagoda

Escaped COVID-19 patient apprehended in Eheliyagoda

November 21, 2020   11:03 pm

The COVID-19 infected female who had escaped while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda has been found by the Police.

Police Media Division said that woman in question was found at the Sidurangala area in Eheliyagoda.

On Thursday (19), a 25-year-old had fled from the hospital at around 9.10 pm along with her two-year-old son who was also under medical care for coronavirus infection.

However, the police had later found the child from a house in Eheliyagoda. It was revealed that the escaped woman had handed him over to a relative residing in the area.

The police published a photo of the escapee to seek public assistance in their search operation.

Upon receipt of information that the escaped patient had arrived in Kiriella on a bus and was hiding in the woods by the town, police teams were deployed to the area to locate her.

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