Jakarta: While the world continues to combat coronavirus,during these testing times, there has been no lack of irresponsible acts.
In a rather bizarre incident, a nurse was suspended after she had sex with a Covid-19 infected patient in the bathroom of a hospital in Indonesia.
It has been reported that the incident came to light after the patient boasted about the incident on social media.According to a media report the patient took to his social media site and uploaded a screenshot of WhatsApp messages that were exchanged between both of them.
After that particular post went viral, both the patient and the nurse was questioned and both admitted that the story is true, they had sex in a toilet at the Wisma Atlet quarantine facility in Jakarta. After the confession, the authorities tested the pair for COVID-19, however, the nurse tested negative and the man was found to still be positive.Both are in isolation now.
Head of information at the Regional Military Command, Lieutenant Colonel Arh Herwin BS, said that both the patient and the nurse were arrested.
"This case has been transferred to the Central Jakarta Police. We have secured the health worker to become a witness and ask for further information.Meanwhile, the patient continues to undergo isolation at the Athlete's House. Due to conditions and health protocol rules, the nurse has been in contact with a Covid-19 patient, so is undergoing isolation for some time,"the Lieutenant Colonel was quoted as saying.
Officials have confirmed that they could face criminal charges under the pornography laws of Indonesia even though the post in itself was not pornographic.
If convicted, the crime carries a sentence of up to 10 years each.