Nurse suspended for removing PPE to have sex with Covid patient

Nurse suspended after removing PPE to have sex with Covid patient.

Details of the incident were revealed after the patient shared WhatsApp messages between the pair on Twitter (Image: Google Maps / Getty)

A nurse in Indonesia was reportedly suspended after admitting to removing her personal protective equipment to have sex in a hospital with a Covid-19 patient.

The two men are believed to have snuck into the toilet at Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital (RSD) in Jakarta and are now both in isolation.

Details of the incident were revealed on Friday after the patient bragged about the sexual encounter on Twitter, which quickly went viral.

He allegedly uploaded screenshots of flirtatious and graphic WhatsApp messages exchanged with the nurse, as well as a photo of what appeared to be his PPE strewn on the floor.

The couple could now face prison sentences of up to 10 years for social media posts under Indonesian pornography law.

Asep Gunawan, of the National Association of Indonesian Nurses, told Tribunnews: ‘It is true that there was an alleged incident of a same-sex relationship between a health worker and a Covid-19 patient at the hospital in emergency from Wisma Atlet. ”

The news site reports that the two have been identified and admitted to having had sex at the facility – the home of a former Olympian who was turned into a coronavirus hospital this year.

Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital and it is in Jakarta.

The incident happened at Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital (Photo: Google)

It is understood that the nurse, who tested negative for Covid-19, has been turned over to the police for “legal proceedings”.

The patient, who has since locked his Twitter account, remains in isolation at the hospital suffering from the virus.

The New York Post reported that Lt. Col. Arh Herwin of the Regional Military Command said: “This case has been transferred to the Central Jakarta Police. We asked the health worker to become a witness and asked for additional information.

“ During this time, the patient continues to be isolated at the athletes’ house. ”

The pair are now facing criminal charges for the social media posts – even though they were not in themselves pornographic.

Human Rights Watch has previously accused Indonesian officials of using the pornography law to discriminate against LGBTQ + people.

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