“In the hospital, Chinese medics treated me and took care of me. I really appreciate their efforts!” On the morning of April 28th, a foreign patient was recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from hospital.
According to the Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital, the 51-year-old patient Kingsley comes from Nigeria. He arrived in Guangzhou on March 15th and was sent to the hospital for quarantine and treatment when his COVID-19 test showed positive for the virus.
After Kingsley had been confirmed infected on March 29th, the hospital made all possible efforts to treat him. A comprehensive treatment plan was developed and implemented in compliance with the official guidelines on treating COVID-19 patients released by Chinese authorities. His symptoms improved over time after which he was transferred to the 13th quarantine zone of the hospital for further observation.
“He was very cooperative. The medical staff communicated with him in English. Foreign volunteers also helped us,” said Zhang Jian, a doctor working in the 13th quarantine zone, adding that the hospital’s treatment and food had of course taken into account the patient’s medical history, dietary habit and religious beliefs.
Consequently, two negative results for nucleic acid testing and CT reexaminations showed that his recovery process had reached the standard required for discharge. “The hospital approved him to leave quarantine and be discharged today,” Zhang Jian said.
“It was my first time trying traditional Chinese medicine. It worked well,” said Kingsley, who has run his business in China for more than 10 years. After being discharged, he will resume operating his business as soon as possible.
Editors: Keane, Simon