MP: Eight escape from COVID-19 isolation centre; three traced

MP: Eight escape from COVID-19 isolation centre; three traced
Indore, Apr 16 () Eight people, including sixcoronavirus patients and two suspects, escaped from anisolation facility set up at a hotel in Madhya PradeshsIndore city, police said on Thursday.

Three of the COVID-19 patients were later traced andhospitalised.


"Eight people, in the age group of 40 to 60 years,escaped from the isolation center set up in a hotel inRajendra Nagar area on Wednesday by scaling its rear endboundary wall. Police were on guard in front of the hotel,"City Superintendent of Police Puneet Gehlot told .

Three of these coronavirus patients were later tracedby police and admitted to a private hospital. Two of them hailfrom Samastipur district of Bihar, while one belongs to Kotain Rajasthan, he said.

Search was on for the five others, all natives ofRampur district in Uttar Pradesh, the official said.

The Rampur district administration has been informedabout them.


"The three patients who were traced said they weredisturbed after staying in the isolation facility for last 17days. Their coronavirus test report came out on Wednesday.When they came to know they were going to be hospitalised,they fled out of fear," the official said.

Central Kotwali police station in-charge B D Tripathisaid six of these eight people were earlier staying at a lodgenear Ranipura area of Indore, while two were residing at a'musafirkhana' (kind of a lodge).

"Since the local administration declared Ranipura asthe epicenter of coronavirus in Indore, we had sent severalpeople, including these eight, from the area and adjoininglocalities to the isolation facility," he said.

Rejecting reports that these eight people belonged tothe Jamaat (an Islamic group), Tripathi said they had come toIndore in connection with trade.

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