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* Update: Police find COVID_19 infected woman escaped from IDH
Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 12:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 21, Colombo: Police have found the 25-year-old COVID-19 infected woman, who had escaped from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Mulleriyawa two days ago, in the Sidurangala area in Eheliyagoda.

The young woman who had contracted COVID-19 escaped from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital on Thursday night (19th November) with her two-year old son while receiving treatment.

The Police and security forces launched a search for the woman, who is a resident of the Eheliyagoda Police division, after being informed by the Mulleriyawa Police Station.

During the ensuing investigation, it has been found that the woman had come to a relative's house in the Eheliyagoda police division where the woman was residing and had left the child with the relative and fled.

Earlier today the Police sought the assistance of the public to locate the woman.

A senior police officer in charge of the area said the arrangements are being made to hospitalize her.


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