SIBU: Sarawak Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing confirms that a woman managed to make her way into a Covid-19 ward to be with her husband.
He was responding to questions over a video that had gone viral on social media on Wednesday (Feb 3).
Dr Chin said the woman was under tremendous stress due to her husband's medical problems, and said: "That is why she behaved as she did in the video."
He added that hospital employees managed to calm her down and offered her counselling.
In the video, a woman can be seen inside a Covid-19 ward at the Miri Hospital where her husband was being treated.
Social media users were baffled how she could sneak into the ward and stand next to her husband, who was lying down in a bed.
A man believed to be a hospital employee could be heard telling the woman to leave the ward as she was not supposed to be there.
Instead of leaving, she can be heard saying: "You are crazy. You people are wearing PPE, why should you be scared of me? I am not wearing PPE, I am the one who is in danger."
Two other nurses could also be heard telling her to leave at once.
When the employees, including the nurses, insisted that she leave the ward, she only replied: "Don't touch me. Only the police can touch me."