Doctor tests positive for COVID-19 after working in Bali’s Sanglah hospital

first_imgA resident doctor from the University of Airlangga has tested positive for COVID-19, a respiratory illness infecting tens of thousands of people worldwide, after working at Sanglah General Hospital, the main referral hospital for the disease in Bali.The doctor worked at a Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar between March 2 and 15. The doctor had been hospitalized at the Dr. Soetomo Regional General Hospital in Surabaya, East Java.Sanglah Hospital reported the death on March 9 of a 53-year-old British woman from COVID-19. However, Bali Health Agency head Ketut Suarjaya said it could not conclude whether the doctor contracted the illness from her. “We cannot make that conclusion,” Ketut told The Jakarta Post via text message on Friday. “We are currently conducting contact tracing.”COVID-19, which first emerged last December in Wuhan in Hubei province in China, has spread to several parts of Indonesia. The country had reported 369 confirmed cases on Friday, up by 60 cases from Thursday, according to the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto.Bali recorded three new confirmed cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to four. The new cases comprise a French tourist, an Indonesian cruise ship crewmember who had just returned from coronavirus-hit Italy and a Bali resident who had just returned from Jakarta, the Indonesian epicenter of the outbreak, according to Yurianto. (dfr)Topics :last_img

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