Coronavirus Patient Who Sneaked Out of Davao Isolation Facility Found

The Covid-19 positive patient who sneaked out of an isolation facility in Davao City has been found by authorities Friday morning, May 15.


Information as to the exact place where Arani Hajiba was found remains unclear. This is probably to prevent panic for residents in the area while contact tracing is being done by health authorities.

Hajiba escaped from the quarantine facility last Saturday, May 9.

The search team went to her residence at Barangay 23-C but failed to find her. 

The incident prompted the city government to beef up the number of personnel guarding the quarantine facility, which was not identified.

Mayor Sara Duterte spoke about the incident last Monday and said all isolation facilities in the city are guarded, but did not say anything about how Hajiba managed to sneak out.

The coronavirus patient could face charges for breaking quarantine rules.