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The Assam man who escaped from a quarantine centre in Kerala and was on his way to Assam was caught at the Bongaigaon railway station this morning, according to the Times of India, an English daily newspaper in India.

He was with COVID-19 symptoms when quarantined in a Kerala hotel. Bongaigaon is about 49 kilometres away from Gelephu.

The 24-year-old man, along with two other suspected coronavirus infected men, quarantined in Kerala, have fled the facility on March 16. They are from Odisha and West Bengal.

The 24-year-old was travelling by the Kanchanjungha Express, train number 13175. He was arrested from coach number ER14425. He boarded the train from Parak in Chennai and from Chennai to Howrah by Howrah Mail. From Seldah station in Kolkata, the person took the Seldah-Silchar Kanchanjungha Express and was heading to Guwahati station, according to ToI.

The man is in the Railway Hospital, New Bongaigaon guarded by RPF and GRP personnel to prevent him from escaping. According to TOI, All the passengers of the said coach was medically screened by railway doctors before the train left and all of them have been advised to go for home quarantine.

There is no information on the other two escapees.

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