Five Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson WongFive Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson Wong
Five Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health officials forced to explain mishandling of corpse, asymptomatic woman’s admission to non-isolation ward as city records 15 new infections

  • A review of safety protocols has been promised after the medical blunders resulted in multiple staff and patients requiring quarantine
  • In the case of the deceased patient, a coronavirus test had been administered shortly before death, but results returned only after the body was taken away

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Five Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson WongFive Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson Wong
Five Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers have been quarantined after handling the corpse of a Covid-19 patient at Tseung Kwan O Hospital without protective gear. Photo: Winson Wong
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