Seventeen employees of The Hague hospital test positive for coronavirus | NOW

Seventeen doctors and nurses from the Haaglanden Medical Center (HMC) have tested positive for the corona virus, the hospital reports website.

Last weekend, ten healthcare workers in the cardiac and cardiology ward were found to have become infected with the virus. The HMC then decided to have all employees who perform clinical cardiology work and all patients in the nursing ward have a corona test.

Ultimately, seventeen doctors and nurses tested positive, as well as one patient. The source of the infections is difficult to trace, according to the HMC. “That is why we are focusing on measures to further reduce the risk of contamination and to ensure continuity of care and safety for patients and staff.”

Since Monday, all employees in the HMC wear a mouth mask when providing care within 1.5 meters.

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