Nurse Syaheda from Ward 68 (Isolation) was one of those who attended to Patient 1 in the Isolation Ward (IW). “The patient was fearful, affected by his diagnosis. I tried my best to reassure him, despite a language barrier. I saw him hyperventilating as he read comments on social media blaming him and his family for bringing the virus to Singapore.”Getting the first patient home was an elaborate affair. As viruses were known to survive on surfaces, there was much concern that his belongings would have live, infectious viruses on them. IPN Kwee Yuen decided that whatever could be wiped down with antiviral/antibacterial wipes would be wiped down. Whatever could not would be subjected to ultraviolet irradiation.
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