7AM UPDATE: Nationwide News understands that 27-year-old Kemar Bailey, who was placed in quarantine due to COVID-19 precautionary measures and had escaped from the facility where he was being held for observation, has been found and returned to the facility.

A senior official in the Health Ministry told our news center just before news time that Bailey was located and is now back in quarantine.

The Police say following its advisory, information was received that he was in the Waltham park area.

An operation was conducted and he was held in the company of a female.

The Police say extensive investigations are now underway.

The Police revealed via a statement last night that Bailey had arrived in Jamaica on Saturday March 7.

He was placed at the quarantine centre in Kingston.

He escaped from the facility at about 7:40 last evening.

Bailey is 27-years old.

According to the Police, Bailey had requested and was allowed to retrieve a bag with personal items from someone at the gate of the facility.

Whilst doing so he jumped into a white Tiida motor car which sped off with him.

6AM UPDATE: The Police are this morning searching for a man who escaped from a COVID-19 quarantine facility in the corporate area.

He’s 27-year-old Kemar Bailey of a St. Mary address.

Bailey arrived in the island on Saturday March 7 and was placed at the quarantine centre in Kingston.

He escaped from the facility at about 7:40 last evening.

According to reports from the Police early this morning, Bailey requested and was allowed to retrieve a bag with personal items from someone at the gate of the facility.

Whilst doing so he jumped into a white Tiida motor car which sped off with him.

The Police are advising friends and relatives are being advised that Bailey is still within the new coronavirus high risk period.

The authorities says they should not accommodate him if he turns up. 

The Police say they should avoid all contact and immediately call the Constant Spring Police station at 876-924-1421, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.