Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 08:01 PM MYT
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 15 — The Penang Adventist Hospital will be closed for two days beginning today for cleaning and disinfection purposes after one of its patients tested positive for Covid-19.
Only the accident and emergency department will operate as usual, the hospital said in a statement today.
“This is to ensure the safety of all our employees, patients and visitors,” it added.
A 56-year-old woman, who was admitted to the hospital on August 7 for an infected leg wound, was identified as a close contact of a Covid-19 patient who tested positive in Kedah on August 12.
The local woman was then transferred to the Penang General Hospital, where she tested positive for Covid-19.