Sabah Police Looking For COVID Positive Man Who Fled Kinabatangan Village

Sabah police are looking for an elderly man who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and ran away when he was about to be taken to the hospital. 

The 66-year-old ran away at around 11 am from Kampung Tongod on Sunday (June 13th), and has yet to be found. 

sabah police looking for covid positive man who fled kinabatangan villagePhoto via New Straits Times

According to the New Straits Times, district police chief Superintendent Dzulbahaarin Ismail said a team of health personnel had gone to the village to take those who were infected with COVID-19 to the Sandakan Hospital for quarantine and treatment. 

Health personnel saw the man packing his things when they arrived at his house and thought that he was ready to go, however, when they returned to the man’s house, it was already locked and no one was around. 

Dzulbahaarin added that it is worrying that the elderly man would infect others if he is not isolated soon.

“The team went back to the clinic and waited for him, but he did not show up.

“We are investigating this case under Section 269 of the Penal Code (Act 574) and Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) for refusal of an infected person to comply with evacuation instructions,” he said in a statement. 

Alamak, this is so dangerous! Guys, if you have any information, please contact the police at 089-561890! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat