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Manhunts after hundreds flee quarantine in Zimbabwe, Malawi

 

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi – AP

A young boy walks past a wall with graffiti urging people to wear face masks in Harare, Thursday, May, 28, 2020.

BLANTYRE, Malawi - Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.

In Malawi, more than 400 people recently repatriated from South Africa and elsewhere fled a center at a stadium in Blantyre, jumping over a fence or strolling out the gate while police and health workers watched. Police and health workers told reporters they were unable to stop them as they lacked adequate protective gear.

At least 46 escapees had tested positive for the virus. Some of those who fled told reporters they had bribed police.

https://www.startribune.com/manhunts-after-hundreds-flee-quarantine-in-zimbabwe-malawi/570826262/

 

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