Patient investigated for endangering public safety in SW China
KUNMING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- One female patient recovering from the novel coronavirus is under police investigation for endangering public safety in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
In the city of Jinghong, the 39-year-old patient was put under coercive measures by police for attempting to spread the infectious virus to unspecified personnel during isolation observation and treatment, the city's epidemic prevention and control headquarters said Tuesday.
The patient, surnamed Li, is from Jinghong's Jingha Village. She had traveled to Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus epidemic, during the December to January period.
She had a cough and other symptoms after returning to Jinghong and was confirmed to be infected with the virus on Jan. 24.
Li attacked hospital personnel, escaped and went to her sister's home when she was supposed to receive treatment in isolation.
After she was cured and discharged from hospital on Feb. 3, Li was put under coercive measures by police for endangering public safety through dangerous means.