In a shocking incident, a coronavirus positive married couple runaway from a Covid-19 hospital and quarantine facility in Shillong to be with each other.
The woman, who was admitted to the Shillong Civil covid hospital escaped from the facility to meet her husband at the Laitumkhrah market, News 18 reported.
Her husband, who had mild symptom, was kept in a quarantine centre.
The duo and a mutual friend of theirs were eventually nabbed from different locations in Laitumkhrah.
As per report, the man jumped from the 108 ambulance when he was taken for testing.
“The wife disappeared from the civil hospital, she was category ‘C’, the man was category ‘B’ with mild symptoms. Apparently, they were not wearing a mask and were coughing,” said Congress legislator M Ampareen Lyngdoh.
The man was spotted running and the police called the MLA and MDC in efforts to nab him.
“It started around 6, and it continued for over 4 hours. Reportedly they wanted to be together,” Lyngdoh said.
The couple has been reunited as they wanted to be together,” she said.
Reacting to the incident, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsoing said, “…Maybe they were facing some psychological problems. Otherwise, as a human being, we need to understand the ground reality and situation. Anybody once tested positive minimum you need to be admitted in a hospital or home isolation for atleast 10 days.”