The Accident and Emergency Department (AED) at the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre (MMDC) has been closed temporarily because of a COVID-19 patient who has exposed 17 other persons to the viral illness.
“This closure is to allow for the sanitization of the department following the discovery of a person known to be COVID-19 positive in that area,” The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said in a press statement Wednesday night.
“The individual, who was informed of their positive result on Friday, Sept. 11 and served with a medical officer order, violated the isolation order, thus possibly exposing others to the COVID-19 virus,” NEMO said.
“All exposed clients (10) and staff (7) have been advised to quarantine and will be screened over the next five to seven days for COVID-19,” NEMO said.
Accident and Emergency services will now continue to be provided utilising the Georgetown District Clinic until the sanitisation of the MMDC AED is complete.