A patient being held in Nicosia general hospital with suspected coronavirus apparently gave both hospital staff and the police the slip on Saturday, Phileleftheros reported on Sunday.
The patient had reportedly got fed up of waiting for his test results and decided to take matters into his own hands.
His absence from the room was noticed by nursing staff who informed the hospital chiefs who then called the police.
A member of his family then called the hospital to tell them of his absence.
The search for him did not reportedly take very long though as patient had breathing difficulties and had to return to the hospital where he is not intubated in the intensive care unit.
He is apparently not the only patient who has complained about having to stay in quarantine until test results are out.