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Jamaica: monkeypox patient back in isolation

July 9th, 2022

In Jamaica, the monkeypox patient who escaped from isolation at the May Pen Hospital this afternoon has been found.

Media reports are that he was taken into custody at his home.

In a statement, the Health Ministry had revealed that the man, reportedly a Jamaican ctizen with residency status in the UK, jumped through a window at the hospital some time after noon and left in a waiting motorcar.

May Pen Hospital officials are to meet to discuss how to improve security at the facility to prevent a similar occurrence.

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