A woman, who recently returned from the Unites Kingdom, with symptoms of coronavirus, has been booked for walking out of the emergency wing of PGIMER on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Sector 68, Mohali, had left the hospital around 12.20am.
Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that “She endangered the lives of other people and violated guidelines with regards to quarantined persons”.
A case under Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC was registered at the local Phase 8 police station.
Rajnish Chaudhary, station house officer (SHO), Phase 8, Mohali said that “In case anyone helped her with a place to stay, they will also be booked under Sections 120B, 212 and 216 of the IPC”.