Police in Zimbabwe are on the hunt for a suspected Coronavirus patient who escaped from Wilkins Hospital upon admission. The patient, a 26-year-old male arrived from Thailand recently and completed the incubation process. Harare City Health Director, Dr Prosper Chonzi says the suspect was whisked away by his father from the hospital. The patient had been referred to Harare’s main infectious diseases hospital by a private clinic, ZTN News reported Monday, citing Harare City Health Director Prosper Chonzi.
“It is sad that the patient in question had to escape treatment. He had completed the incubation process, and upon arrival at the hospital for admission, while medical officers were escorting him to the isolation room, he was whisked away by his father. “We have reported the case to the police and we are working hand in hand with them to try and locate the patient as soon as possible and bring then to the hospital for admission”, he said. Zimbabwe has dealt with five suspected Corona virus cases so far and four have tested negative. As did a deceased woman who died before she reached the hospital.
Thailand has recorded 50 Coronavirus cases to date.
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