Cops investigate whether unvaccinated Uber driver deteriorating in a Queensland hospital with Covid ‘tried to ESCAPE the ward’ despite being on high flow oxygen


  • Uber driver Duran Raman allegedly tried to escape a Gold Coast Covid ward
  • He was allegedly found in a hallway in the Gold Coast University Hospital 
  • Queensland Police said there was no breach of a public health direction 
  • Dr Jeannette Young said on Friday Raman’s condition had ‘deteriorated’ 
  • He was unvaccinated and had allegedly not used check-in codes for a month 
  • The entire Broadbeach resort where he lives has been listed as an exposure site 

The unvaccinated Uber driver being cared for in a Queensland hospital has allegedly tried to flee the ward despite needing a constant supply of oxygen.

Duran Raman was allegedly found in a hallway at Gold Coast University Hospital after he left his isolation room on Sunday night.

Police travelled to the hospital to speak to the 36-year-old but did not arrest or charge the rideshare driver, the Courier Mail reports.

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Raman is required to remain in his hospital room for 14 days regardless of if his infectious period is over under a public health direction.


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