JOHOR BARU: A Chinese national suspected to have been infected with Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has avoided being quarantine despite instructions from the hospital.
According to a police report filed by a doctor from Hospital Sultanah Aminah, the two-year-old patient who was referred to the hospital by a private hospital had influenza-like symptoms and is suspected to have the Wuhan coronavirus.
The doctor, along with another paediatrician had told the parents that the child had to be sent for quarantine at Hospital Permai and for further examination but the parents refused as they had to catch a flight back to China the next day.
The incident took place on Friday (Jan 24) around 10.18pm while the police report was filed at Johor Baru Central police station.
When contacted, Johor Baru South Deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Afzanizam Yahaya confirmed they had received the report.
Meanwhile, Johor Health director Dr Aman Rabu said that the department is investigating the issue and would send a result of the report to the Health Ministry.
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