The patient Infected with covid-19 awaits for the test results

The patient Infected with covid-19  awaits for the test results

Minister of Health Odete Viegas (Image Tatoli/Egas Cristovão)

DILI, 12 august 2020 – Minister of Health Odete Maria Freitas revealed the patient  Infected with covid-19 has showed no symptoms and awaiting for the test results.

“the patient is now at good health condition, without registering any symptoms of the virus and is now waiting for the result of the second test,” Minister Belo told the journalists at the government palace.

Ms. Belo said the patient should perform another test to confirm the results weather positive or negative, as the patient has performed twice the test of covid-19 at Guido Valadares National Hospital.

“We have a machine that allows us to perform the test here because Darwin recognizes the quality of our national laboratory,” she concluded.

General Coordinator for the commission and prevention of COVID-19 Odete Viegas said the patient who is receiving treatment at the Vera Cruz isolation Center is in the good condition without registering any symptoms of the virus after performing the test.

Dr Odete da Silva Viegas. (Image/Egas Cristovão)

“the patient is now in good condition when he was brought to the isolation centre, he was really worried, and at the same time the doctor contacted the Indonesian Embassy in Dili, on how to give him counselling, now he isn’t registering any symptoms,” she said.

She added the patient also suffers from hypertension and due to this health professionals are continuing to provide him with the treatment.

“When he recovered from his current disease, he will remain in isolation centre, until the two test results returned are negative, once recovered he will be released from the Vera-Cruz isolation Center,” she said.

The patient is a 45-year-old, Indonesian citizen who travelled from Central Java with Citilink on July 21 and arrived in Timor-Leste on July 22.


Ratification from the previous news:http://www.tatoli.tl/en/2020/08/10/covid-19-update-the-patient-result-returned-negative-twice/

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Journalist: Antónia Gusmão

Editor: Julia Chatarina/Nick kettle

Translation: Nelia Borges


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