Covid-19 escapee arrested in Eheliyagoda

AN | Published: 9:00 AM Jan 20 2021
Local Covid-19 escapee arrested in Eheliyagoda

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana states that the 43-year-old Covid-19 patient who escaped from the Valachchenai Punani Treatment Center was arrested in the Pelpitiya area in Eheliyagoda today (20).

The patient ha escaped from the Punani Treatment Center last night. A team of Eheliyagoda Police officers found him at 08:30 a.m. today. DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the infected person will be referred back for treatment.

He further stated that an investigation is underway into the incident and that legal action would be taken against him under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Act.


AN | Published: 9:00 AM Jan 20 2021

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