58-year-old COVID-19 patient attempts to leave hospital and goes to his office to pick up ‘stuff’


2nd August 2020 – (Hong Kong) A patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 infection left the hospital without permission at Tseung Kwan O Hospital yesterday evening. The 58-year-old man claimed to return to the office to pick up items after being diagnosed in the hospital. He left without permission and was later found outside the hospital. He was planning to get into a taxi and leave.

At 7.50pm yesterday, the police received a report from a nurse at Tseung Kwan O Hospital saying that after a man was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the hospital, he claimed that he requested to return to his San Po Kong office to pick up items.