In a shocking incident, at least 23 passengers who were kept in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 Delta variant had fled the quarantine centre due to lack of security, it emerged on Thursday.
According to details, the Sindh health department was facing difficulties at a quarantine centre established in Karachi for passengers coming from abroad.
A passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 at Karachi airport ran away from the government-run quarantine facility due to a lack of security, an official of the Sindh health department told ARY News.
As per sources in the health department, the passenger reached Karachi from Iraq via private airlines and had tested positive for the COVID-19.
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According to an official of the Sindh health department, so far 23 passengers had fled the quarantine centre since May 23 and they all were infected with the Covid-19 Delta variant.