Covid-19: National hammer thrower Jackie Wong discharged from hospital


  • Athletics
  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: National hammer thrower Jackie Wong Siew Cheer, (pic) who was the Covid-19 patient at the Sibu General Hospital since March 16, has been discharged on Wednesday (May 27).

State health director Dr Chin Zin Hing confirmed this in a text message.

The 27-year-old Jackie was tested positive on March 16, a day after his father, Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu tested positive for the virus.

Jackie, who has been admitted in the hospital for more than 70 days, had nine tests with eight of them positive thus far.

Jackie was the first national athlete to be infected with the virus.

His father is expected to be discharged next week.
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