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
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

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
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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