Hindustan Times (East UP)

31 COVID PATIENTS FLEE COVID CARE CENTRE IN T’PURA, POLICE LAUNCHES SEARCH OP

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AGARTALA: At least 31 COVID-19 patients, who were being treated in a temporary care centre here, have escaped from the facility, following which the Tripura Police launched a massive search operation, an official said on Thursday.

All the coronaviru­s-positive patients, who fled the COVID care centre at Panchayat Raj Training Institute (PRTI) in Arundhatin­agar area on Wednesday night, are residents of other states, Sadar Subdivisio­nal Police Officer Anirban Das said.

“We have informed all the police stations about the incident and alerted the railway authoritie­s since they have come here from other states. We have initiated a search operation to trace them,” he said.

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