In light of the exacerbation of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, the Notre Dame de Secours (Al-Maounat) Hospital announced in a statement this Wednesday:
“1- After conducting laboratory tests on employees who were in direct contact with an infected patient, it was found that ten staff members had contracted the virus.
2- All the staff members who tested positive did not show any associated symptoms and are in good health. They were put in a specially equipped department, and are now isolated at the hospital. They will be monitored by a special medical and nursing team throughout their quarantine period.
3- The patient who was infected with coronavirus is still in the hospital, in critical condition. He is being treated in one of the isolation rooms.
It is worth noting that all necessary preventive and protective measures have been taken; an external path completely separated from the hospital entrance has been devoted for patients suspected of contracting coronavirus. Also, specialized teams are daily sterilizing public places and units, training workers on methods of prevention, and taking preemptive measures at the approved entry points.”
Source: National News Agency