Patient in Shanghai being investigated for illegal border crossing.

Chinese Police

An COVID-19 patient was investigated by the police for allegedly violating infectious disease control policy after his return from Hong Kong, the Shanghai government said today.

The patient arrived from Hong Kong, which is currently hit hard by the pandemic, on February 13 and took a high-speed train from Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong Province to Shanghai on February 14.

Health authorities in Shanghai received a warning from their counterparts in Guangdong and quarantined him on 16 February. He was confirmed positive yesterday.

At 8:00 am today, a total of 15,280 people associated with the patient has been detected and all are negative. In addition, 551 other environmental specimens were negative.

The individual is being investigated by police for interfering with infectious disease control and illegal border crossing.