The man who ran away from the corona-virus quarantine center on Monday night has been found.
The man, 27-year-old Kemar Bailey of a St Mary address, arrived on the island on Saturday, March 7 and was placed at the quarantine centre in Kingston.
Police said Bailey requested and was allowed to retrieve a bag with personal items from someone at the gate of the facility at around 7.40 pm on Monday and, whilst doing so, he jumped into a white Tiida motor car which sped off with him.
He was located in the Waltham Park area around 2 am.
Police revealed: “Kemar Bailey who escaped from the centre about 7:40pm last evening is back in quarantine after he was picked up by the Jamaica Constabulary and a team from the Ministry of Health at about 2am today.
“Following the issuing of a public advisory by the police, we received information that he was at a location in the Waltham Park area. An operation was conducted and he was held in the company of a female. Extensive investigations are now underway.”
Friends and relatives had been advised that he is still within the high-risk period and they should not accommodate him if he turned up.
More updates will follow.