MISSING COVID-19 PATIENT LOCATED

MISSING COVID-19 PATIENT LOCATED

MISSING COVID-19 PATIENT LOCATED

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

20 Jan, 2021 | 9:47 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The 43-year-old COVID-19 patient who left the Punani COVID-19 Treatment Facility in Valaichchenai on Tuesday evening (Jan. 19), was located in Eheliayagoda on Wednesday morning, (Jan. 20), Sri Lanka Police said.

“The Eheliyagoda Police had arrested the patient at around 8:30 this morning in Palpitiya of the Eheliyagoda Police jurisdiction, and he will be transferred to a Treatment Facility,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said on Wednesday (Jan. 20).

Sri Lanka Police are currently investigating the route taken by the patient to travel from Valaichchenai to Eheliyagoda.

“Once the treatment process concludes, legal action will be taken against the patient under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance,” the Deputy Police Chief emphasized.

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