Sri Lanka police found a COVID-19 infected woman who had escaped the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH). Police are investigating the woman's associations.
The woman was hiding in a thicket in Eheliyagoda and police found her with the help of the villagers. She is suspected of being a drug addict and a peddler. She was identified as 26-year-old Ruwani Nisansala who had been transferred to the IDH from the Kuruwita prison.
The woman fled the hospital on November 19 breaking a window. She escaped with her two-year-old baby. The baby was found on November 20th from Eheliyagoda, the woman's home town, and admitted to hospital.
The baby and the caretakers have been subjected to quarantine.