HKL denies Covid-19 patient runs away from hospital

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) yesterday denied viral news that a Covid-19 patient fled from the hospital this afternoon.

Its corporate communications unit, in a statement, clarified that the individual in question was suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

“According to records, the 47-year-old patient has escaped from HKL in a blue/white striped hospital attire,“ the statement said.

Earlier on Twitter, it was reported that a Covid-19 patient ran away from HKL at 1.10pm. — Bernama