Man with Covid-19 wrist tag escapes from Slim River Hospital, found an hour later

IPOH: A man, wearing a blue-coloured Covid-19 wrist tag caused a stir after he escaped from the Slim River Hospital.

Muallim OCPD Supt Sulizmie Affendy Sulaiman said police received a call from the hospital on the incident on Sunday around 4.50pm.

“He was found near a petrol station in Slim River around 6pm by a police patrol team.

“Medical workers, wearing personal protection equipment (PPE), came and took him back, ” he said in a statement.

“The latest test found that he was negative and was expected to be discharged on Monday morning, ” he added.

Supt Sulizmie said the man, who has six priors in his criminal record, has been arrested for the stunt under Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act.

He added that the matter would also be investigated under Section 186 and 269 of the Penal Code for obstructing public servants from performing their duties and committing a negligent act likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life respectively.

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