A patient infected with the coronavirus escaped from a private hospital in Colpetty last evening, the Police said.
Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the patient is a resident of Ampara.
DIG Ajith Rohana said the patient has been identified as Mohamed Rikaz.
The public have been urged to provide any information they have on the man to the Colpetty Police.
The Colpetty Police are conducting further investigations. (Colombo Gazette)