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Untested Suspected Coronavirus Patient Bolts, Leaving Zimbabwe Doctors Shell-Shocked


Some doctors and nurses at Wilkins Hospital in Harare where the suspected coronavirus patient was supposed to undergo tests. (Photo: Mavis Gama)

A manhunt is underway in Zimbabwe for a person suspected to have coronavirus COVID-19, who bolted from Wilkins Hospital on Sunday, where he was supposed to undergo tests for the deadly disease.

According to the state-controlled Herald newspaper and the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, the unidentified 26 year-old traveler from Thailand, left nurses and doctors shell-shocked when he ran away while was waiting for some blood tests.

He was in the company of his father and some relatives.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi and Harare City Council health director, Prosper Chonzi, confirmed the incident, noting that police are looking for the Thai man.

Police looked for the person in some houses Pomona and Mount Pleasant, which he given the Immigration Office as his residential addresses in Zimbabwe.

Some Zimbabweans have expressed fear that the person will spread the disease if he is infected with coronavirus.

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