Teaching hospital discharges patients over Coronavirus scare

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A teaching hospital in the South-South (name withheld) on Tuesday asked recuperating patients to leave after a scare over the admission of a suspected Coronavirus patient.

The scare broke out after patients and visitors to the hospital saw a male Indian being taken into the Accident and Emergency Unit accompanied by a soldier.

The middle-aged Indian was dressed in a dark striped shirt and trousers and was putting on a face mask.

A younger male Indian, who accompanied him, also had a nose mask on.

The older Indian was admitted to the hospital after complaining of weakness and fever.

Though he was not sneezing at the hospital, he looked quite weak.

He was later driven in a buggy to a ward for proper admission.

Upon hearing rumours that the admission of the Indian had caused a scare, the management quickly sent its junior staff home and asked patients with mild cases to go home.

The management could not be reached for comments.