The botched handling of a patient infected with coronavirus at Tuen Mun Hospital has forced an apology from health chiefs. Photo: Sam Tsang

China coronavirus: Hong Kong health officials apologise for keeping patient in wrong ward

  • Hospital Authority confirms bungle was potential threat to other patients and medical staff
  • Top microbiologist calls for extension to Lunar New Year holidays, warning the next few days are critical to stop contagion
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The botched handling of a patient infected with coronavirus at Tuen Mun Hospital has forced an apology from health chiefs. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.