Nigerian patient under police supervision after allegedly attacking nurse
A Nigerian with novel coronavirus infection has been put under police supervision while receiving treatment after he allegedly attacked a nurse while trying to force his way out of a hospital in Guangzhou.
The 47-year-old suspect, Okonkwonwoye Chika Patrick, will be handled by police according to China’s immigration regulations and criminal law after his treatment is over and he is cleared of the virus, Guangzhou police said on Thursday.
Police received a report at 7:28am on Wednesday claiming the patient violently refused to take a blood test that morning. He allegedly pushed a nurse to the ground, beat her and bit her face after she tried to stop him from walking out of the isolation ward where he is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Guangzhou No. 8 Hospital.
The nurse, surnamed Wang, suffered minor injuries to her face, neck and waist, police said.
The patient entered Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on March 20 and tested positive for the virus.
Police have subsequently tightened security at the hospital.