Coronavirus Patient 'Savagely Bites A Nurse's Face When She Tried To Stop Him Running Away From Quarantine'

A Nigerian coronavirus patient has been detained for allegedly attacking and biting a Chinese nurse on her face in a bid to escape from isolation.


Okonkwonwoye Chika Patrick, 47, savagely beat up the nurse, known by her surname Wang, after she stopped him from leaving his quarantine ward at a hospital in Guangzhou on Wednesday.

Shocking footage shows the nurse bursting into tears as her swollen face is covered with bruises and lacerations.

Local police said the detained patient is receiving treatment under quarantine with police supervision. He will be prosecuted accordingly to Chinese laws after recovery.

Mr Okonkwonwoye had been treated at the Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital since March 23.

He tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in Guangzhou city of southern China from abroad on March 20.

When Ms Wang asked Mr Okonkwonwoye to take a blood test on April 1, the patient ignored her and attempted to walk out of his quarantine ward.

The Chinese nurse was pushed to the ground and bitten on the face when she tried to stop the Nigerian citizen from leaving, according to a police statement.

Coronavirus Patient 'Savagely Bites A Nurse's Face When She Tried To Stop Him Running Away From Quarantine'
Coronavirus Patient 'Savagely Bites A Nurse's Face When She Tried To Stop Him Running Away From Quarantine'
Ms Wang is said to have suffered multiple injuries to her face, neck and waist. Mr Okonkwonwoye is receiving anti-virus treatment under supervised isolation by the police.

The Guangzhou police said they have been investigating the incident and will ‘immediately carry out prosecution once the treatment is finished.’

‘At the moment, the patient still tests positive,’ the police statement read. ‘The hospital has strengthened its security measures in the internal isolation zone.

'The police would like to stress again that all inbound travellers should strictly comply with the relevant laws and anti-virus regulations in China,' the statement continued.

The news come after China ordered a Moroccan citizen to leave the country after he launched an assault on hazmat-clad health officers who asked him to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Shocking video shows the man yelling 'motherf******' before throwing his phone at the workers in north-western China's Xi'an city on March 29.

The foreign resident is facing deportation after being arrested by local police for disrupting public services, according to an official statement.

The man allegedly became infuriated after the community workers ordered him to wear a face mask before entering the residential complex he lived in.


Experts fear that China is facing a second outbreak due to the increasing number of imported cases as well as the 'silent carriers' who show no symptoms.

Beijing's health officials have started providing day-to-day updates of the nation's 'silent carriers', who can potentially spread the contagion unaware.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged officials to ramp up testing suspected asymptomatic cases and intensify the monitoring, tracking, quarantine and treatment efforts imposed on them.
Coronavirus Patient 'Savagely Bites A Nurse's Face When She Tried To Stop Him Running Away From Quarantine'
Coronavirus Patient 'Savagely Bites A Nurse's Face When She Tried To Stop Him Running Away From Quarantine'
The total number of infections in China, which excludes asymptomatic patients, now stands at 81,620, while the death toll rose by four to 3,322. Worldwide, the number of cases has topped 1 million, with at least 53,000 deaths.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk


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