Suspected COVID-19 patient jumps to death from Safdarjung Hospital

A 23-year-old man, who was shifted to the Safdarjung Hospital from the IGI Airport after he was suspected of having been exposed to COVID-19, jumped off the hospital building, police said on Wednesday.

A police team reached the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary. “The nodal officer informed that the man was admitted on Wednesday at 9 p.m. as a suspected coronavirus patient from IGI Airport,” said an officer. Initial inquiry revealed that he was a resident of Punjab. He landed at the Delhi airport from Sydney.

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