Chinese Tourist Escapes Quarantine Facility, Nabbed By South Korean Police Two Days Later

After testing positive for COVID-19 upon entering South Korea, a Chinese man escaped a government-designated foreigner quarantine facility and was then caught by police two days later. 

According to BERNAMA, the man was caught on Thursday (5 January) at around 12:55 PM. Police found the 41-year-old man hiding in a hotel in Seoul.

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Before going missing, at around 10:04 pm on Tuesday (3 January), the Chinese national had reportedly refused to stay at a hotel that had been designated by health officials as a temporary foreign quarantine center in Incheon.

The man tested positive for COVID-19 after being subjected to a PCR test at the country's main entry point, Incheon International Airport.

Since Monday (2 January), all visitors from China are required to take a PCR test the day after they arrive in South Korea. Those who test positive for COVID-19 have to spend a week in isolation.