According to the police, as many as nine patients of the novel coronavirus fled from a quarantine centre in Ghotki on April 23.
As per the details shared by the health department, the men hailed from Dera Ghazi Khan, Tank, and Waziristan. After they left, most of the residents in the area have been sent into the isolation.
An official of the health department said that they had come back from an ijtema of the Tableegi Jamat with 111 other people. He further said that when a team of the health professionals went to test them for the novel coronavirus, they found nine people missing there.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Ghotki, right after the incident, dismissed as many as eight police officers stationed there for not-performing their duties properly. Ghotki’s SSP also ordered to quarter-guard them.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Monday, April 27, at least 53 people among these had been tested negative for the novel coronavirus and were sent back to their homes.