Fleeing COVID infected man found

The COVID infected man who fled the Punanai COVID treatment centre on Tuesday (19) night has been found in Eheliyagoda, police said.

Police media spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said that the individual was arrested following a search operation by a special police team. “Health authorities and police are working to send him back to a treatment centre. However police are working to ascertain how this individual had travelled and the mode of transport used.”

DIG Ajith Rohana also said stern action will be taken against the individual after his treatment. The escapee a resident of Eheliyagoda was tested positive for COVID-19 on January 13 while working at a bakery located in Meethotamulla, Kolonnawa.

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