Runaway Covid-19 Patient Caught, Officials Tracing His Travel History

HUBBALLI: A Covid-19 patient who had escaped from KIMS Multi-specialty Hospital in Hubballi on July 3 has been re-arrested.

P-14537, who was being treated at KIMS, is a theft accused. CCTV footage showed him sneaking out of KIMS Hospital around 5:30 am on Friday.

However, Suburban police, with the help of Gadag-Betageri police, have re-arrested him from his house in Gadag.

According to reports, the accused Covid patient had reached Gadag by a lorry. Despite being infected with the novel coronavirus, he is said to have wandered in Gadag and in Hubballi. Now, health department staff are tracing all the people he had met. It has become a headache for the health department.

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