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Penang Adventist Hospital Closed For 2 Days After Staff Exposed To Covid-19

Penang Adventist Hospital Closed For 2 Days After Staff Exposed To Covid-19

The hospital will be closed except for the emergency and accident department.

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Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) has been closed for 2 days after a patient from Kulim, Kedah tested positive for Covid-19.

What you need to know: 57 nurses and 2 doctors have been ordered to quarantine themselves at home and take antigen tests after they were exposed to the 56-year-old patient.

The hospital is closed for 2 days (15 and 16 August) for disinfection purposes with only the accident and emergency department operating as usual.

What caused the exposure: According to reports, the woman was admitted to the hospital on 7 August to be treated for a leg wound infection.

She was later was identified as a close contact and the sister in-law of the index case in Kedah’s Tawar Cluster.

The woman then tested positive after she was transferred to the Penang General Hospital.

Read more:

COVID-19: Penang Adventist Hospital closed for two days (Bernama)

Hospital staff forced into quarantine (The Star)


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