Dr Ayub, a consultant at Peace Hospital in Imphal, is among the 18 persons who came in contact with Manipur’s 2nd COVID-19 patient Credit: Representational image

Imphal: One of the inmates from a designated quarantine centre in Manipur, who went missing on April 5, has been reportedly found at his home in Imphal late on Monday evening, officials said.

The inmate, identified as Dr Ayub, a consultant at Peace Hospital in state capital Imphal, was found missing when the state health officials visited the quarantine centre on Sunday. He was found at his residence late on Monday night.

When quizzed by the police, the doctor revealed them that he had gone home, officials said.

Dr Ayub is among the 18 persons who came in contact with the second COVID-19 patient in the state while he was initially being treated at Peace Hospital in Imphal. The doctor tested negative for novel coronavirus.

However, as per protocol and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, all the person(s) who came in contact with the COVID-19 positive patient have to undergo 14 days’ quarantine.

The 65-year-old man who got tested for COVID-19 positive, the second in the state, is among the ten persons from the state linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz from March 13-15.

The state police had earlier traced all the 31 high-risk co-passengers of the patient who travelled with him in an Air India flight and subsequently, all tested negative, including his family members.

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