Late Sunday, Hong Kong police arrested a Covid-19-positive patient who fled on Friday from one of the city’s largest hospitals under treatment.
Li Wan-keung, 63, originally identified as Patient 7379, was admitted to the isolation ward of Queen Elizabeth Hospital on December 14 after being confirmed to have Covid-19.
However, police said the man fled the ward via a stairwell on Friday, wearing a jacket over hospital clothes.
Police said on their Facebook page late Sunday that Li was caught in the working class area of Mong Kok around 2300 (1500 GMT) and sent to hospital for treatment.
Police said people flying from quarantine could face a $ 5,000 fine ($ 645) and up to two months in prison.
Hong Kong has so far reported more than 8,000 cases of coronavirus and 130 deaths.