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What Happens When A Suspected COVID-19 Case Lies!

A doctor just shared her experience with a suspected COVID-19 case who put her and everyone in the hospital at risk by lying about his status.

Read and weep… how can we contain COVID-19 when we have people like this???


What Happens When A Suspected COVID-19 Case Lies!

Dr. Yvonne Yee Wen posted today about her traumatic experience with a patient’s father, who turned out to be a Tabligh participant and a suspected COVID-19 case.

The man brought his son – a close contact who could possibly be positive for COVID-19, into a hospital SAFE ZONE, endangering the healthcare staff there who were not donning full PPE, and other patients.

The full PPE that doctors and nurses in a Safe Zone lacked!

Not only did he break his home quarantine, he apparently lied to the frontline screeners to get into the hospital safe zone with his son (who was symptomatic and very sick).

Only under intense questioning did he finally admit he was a suspected COVID-19 case, waiting test results.

When they scolded him for lying about his status and breaking quarantine, this was what he told the healthcare team :

Masa kita ditentu Tuhan, kematian adalah atas arahan Tuhan.

Our time is determined by God, our deaths are by God’s orders.

The hospital staff immediately chased him out and locked down the safe zone. They then transferred the other patients to other zones, before moving the man’s son into an isolation room and disinfecting the zone.

Every doctor in that safe zone also had to immediately shower and change into new clothes.

This was what Dr. Yvonne shared on Facebook earlier today :

Let me tell u a story about how irresponsible humans can be
They said when Tuhan decide ur time u will go… So when can Tuhan decide time for these irresponsible ppl so innocent ppl don’t die?

A young patient came in with his father
Claiming having difficulty in breathing
On 1 glance we know something is wrong, patient has very fast breathing, sweating and very pale
We asked did u join tabligh, any of ur family members joined tabligh, when did all this happened?
No exact clear answer until we had to force them, asking are u sure? U really did not go, ur friends went or not u eat with them or not?

The father then said I joined but I’m fine nothing wrong with me
We were in shock!!!
We wanted to ask further questions he raised his voice telling us he’s not sick, he did not hav symptoms, no fever
So u lie to come in la???!!??
HELLO? If u said u joined that tabligh gathering impossible u are allowed into a safe zone
I trust colleagues out there that do first screening.
Conversation became very difficult because patient is yelling and claiming he’s not wrong to go to tabligh and telling us he’s fine
We had to shout and made ourselves louder to ask questions n to get information ASAP
no no doctors im fine I x sakit, I apa pun x ade
I memang apa pun tak ade
Anak I x pergi
U SCREEN X? U ambik sample x?
I dah ambil doctor cakap x apa
X APA ITU APA, mana punya doctor
After yelling and shouting he said he got his screening 1 day ago, NO RESULTS YET
Meaning he is a SUSPECTED CASE, he may be positive
While waiting for results, home quarantine is needed till further notice
This guy obviously did not home quarantine himself
So this irresponsible guy just brought his son and he himself with possibly of positive to covid to a zone with patients and doctors without full PPE
U all have no idea how many times we asked only they admit and gave us important histories we need
If u have being honest we will bring u to a different place and screen u where everyone is protected, full suit and away from innocent citizens who are sick
So this father still refused to leave the zone as we ask him to leave
I told him u cannot do this, did u know many doctors are infected now
Other patients inside here are innocent
U should be quarantine u cannot come here
He said masa kita ditentu Tuhan, kematian adalah atas arahan Tuhan (He talked a lot about his theory but I only heard that) not interested to know as everyone is preparing to evacuate

Too angry to continue conversation we just shoo him away forcefully by aggressively yelling because he refused and about to be more aggressive towards us

We locked down our zone and shifted all other patients to other zones in less than 5 mins
Move the son into isolation room
Wash and disinfect the zone immediately
All of the doctors in that zone had to change and shower from head to toe with new set of clothes…

What if ur swab is positive how many of us u infected?
On the way here to hospital how many ppl u are in contact with
With this kind of attitude no wonder the numbers of infected ppl are raising each day in Malaysia
My dear friends please stay at home, u may not know how many idiot, irresponsible, selfish people are outside


Other Notable Confirmed / Suspected COVID-19 Cases Who Lied

Earlier today, Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok in Kedah was forced to close, after a pregnant woman “misled” the healthcare staff about being a close contact of a Tabligh participant who was COVID-19 positive.

She turned out to be COVID-19 positive as well, requiring the hospital to shut down for two days to facilitate a “full terminal disinfection and fumigation”.

A community clinic was shut down yesterday for disinfection as well, after a young man who was sick and a close contact of a COVID-19 PUI (Patient Under Investigation) lied about his status to get into their safe zone.

There was also the Tabligh participant who was shamed into getting tested, after being exposed by a concerned citizen.


Tabligh Gathering COVID-19 Cluster : What Happened?

On 12 March 2020, the Malaysia Ministry of Health detected the first case of a sporadic COVID-19 infection in Malaysia, which they caught as part of their COVID-19 surveillance program.

The patient, Case 131, attended the Tabligh gathering at the Seri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur for three (3) days, from 28 February until 1 March 2020.

Since then, the Ministry of Health has been working non-stop tracking down and testing those who attended the Tabligh gathering.

At the last count, they estimated about 16,000 people attended the Tabligh gathering – 14,500 Malaysians, and 2,500 foreigners.

Unfortunately, they are unable to test them all, because many refuse to be tested. Until today, the Ministry of Health is still pleading for them to come and get tested.


Did You Attend The Tabligh Gathering?

The Malaysia Ministry of Health is looking for those who attended the Ijtimak Tabligh at the Seri Petaling Mosque from 28 February to 1 March 2020.

Recommended : Malaysia MOH Looks For Ijtimak Tabligh Attendees

If you attended that Ijtimak Tabligh on any of those days, please contact the District Health Office, or the National Crisis Preparedness And Response Centre (CPRC) numbers below :





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