Sarikei MP recovers from Covid-19 after 42-day coma, discharged from hospital

SIBU: Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu, who had tested positive for Covid-19 in March, has been discharged from Sibu Hospital.

Wong, 61, was first hospitalised on March 7 as a person under investigation (PUI) for the disease and tested positive on March 15.

His discharge from the hospital on May 30 was confirmed by Sibu Health officer Dr Teh Joh Hun.

Sarawak DAP deputy chairman David Wong said Wong's discharge was "good news for us."

"He was in a coma for up to 42 days in the hospital. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all health care providers at the hospital for helping Wong and all other Covid-19 patients," he said.

David said Wong was the only Covid-19 patient intubated in Sibu Hospital and his recovery was due to the good work of the health care provider.

"He is now resting in his home, which is a better environment for him. As to when he would be back at work, we are not thinking of that at this moment.

"Even the doctors will not advise him on when he should get back to work. Now is the time for us to pray for his full recovery," he said.

David said those in need of help can visit Wong's service centre, the Bintangor DAP branch or any other state DAP leaders.

Wong's son national hammer thrower Jackie Wong, who was also a Covid-19 patient at Sibu Hospital, was discharged on May 27.

Jackie tested positive on March 16 after contracting the virus from his father.

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