11 persons suspected of coronavirus infection have fled from a hospital in Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai. They were kept in isolation and their test results were awaited.
The persons had reportedly gone to Dubai to play a cricket match. They were sent to isolation within 2 hours of returning to India. However, they reportedly evaded security and have absconded.
As per a report in Times Now, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and the local police have swung into action and have launched a search operation for the 11 persons. It is concerning because even if 1 of the 11 persons tests positive, the entire team and all the people they have come in contact with will be exposed to the infection.
It is one of the many cases reported in the country where the irresponsible behaviour of patients has created a potentially dangerous situation. Earlier, 4 people had fled from an isolation ward in Nagpur.
In another such development, another coronavirus suspected case has escaped from a hospital in Darbhanga, Bihar.
In the case of the first coronavirus death in India, the 76-year-old patient’s family had reportedly shifted him to Hyderabad from Kaluburgi against medical advice. They had exposed many other people and now it is reported that one of the family members of the deceased man has been tested positive.
In another news, four Muslim men who had returned from Dubai in Karnataka had threatened health officials and resisted undergoing coronavirus test stating that Islam does not permit them to undergo medical tests.