A Thai national suspected of having coronavirus has escaped from a hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, state-owned Herald newspaper reported on Monday.

The outlet in a tweet said the patient had escaped from the Wilkins Infections Disease Hospital where he was scheduled to undergo testing, “authorities are looking for the Thai national,” the newspaper added.

The escapee is reported to have been referred to the Wilkins Hospital froma local hospital where he had reported sick.

The facility hosts Zimbabwe’s coronavirus isolationcenter.The southern African country has no confirmed case of the deadly virus. Neighbouring South Africa as at March 9 had recorded seven cases. It is the only country in the region to be affected.

A suspected coronavirus patient has escaped from Wilkins Hospital before being tested.

Authorities are looking for the Thai national.

Source : The Herald Zimbabwe

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