Nurse stripped of personal injury for having sex with a male coronavirus patient in a hospital bathroom has been suspended in Indonesia
- The incident came to light after the patient boasted about it on Twitter
- Both men were identified by police and admitted to having sex
- They are sentenced to up to ten years in prison if convicted under the Pornography Act of Indonesia, which is used by the rights groups to target LGBTQ + people in the country.
A nurse in Indonesia has reportedly been suspended after admitting to removing his personal protective equipment to have sex with a coronavirus patient.
The two men allegedly snuck to a toilet in a hospital for the meeting, which only came to light after the patient boasted about it on his now private Twitter account on Friday.
He reportedly posted a screenshot of flirtatious WhatsApp messages between the couple that includes detailed discussions of lubricants and the size of the genitals for men.
The man also posted a picture of what appears to be the nurse’s PPE lying on the floor during their meeting.
“It is true that there was a suspected incident of a same-sex relationship between a health worker and a COVID-19 patient at Wisma Athlete Emergency Hospital,” said Asep Gunawan of the Indonesian Nursing Association.
The Indonesian Expat reported that both men were identified and admitted to the sexual encounter.
A nurse in Indonesia has reportedly been suspended after admitting to removing his personal protective equipment to have sex with a coronavirus patient. Pictured: the Wisma Athlete Emergency Hospital in Jakarta, where the meeting took place
The hospital was home to the athletes for the 2018 Asian Games before being converted into a hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.
The nurse, who tested negative for Covid-19, was handed over to police for ‘legal action’. The patient is isolated in the hospital because he is still positive for the virus.
‘This case has been handed over to the Central Police in Jakarta. “We secured the health worker to become a witness and asked for further information,” the New York Post reported. Arh Herwin of the Regional Military Command.
“Meanwhile, the patient is still in isolation at the Athletics House,” he added, referring to a former Asian Games athletics cord that had been converted into a coronavirus hospital.
If convicted, the men face up to 10 years in prison under Indonesia’s Pornography Act.
Human Rights Watch has accused Indonesian authorities of deliberately using the law to target LGBTQ + people in the conservative Islamic country.
Although homosexuality has never been criminalized in Indonesia, there are also no laws that explicitly protect the rights of LGBTQ + people, making them vulnerable to persecution.
The nurse and patient could be prosecuted for the Pornography Act because of the posts shared on Twitter.
Indonesia saw an increase in cases of coronavirus, and on Thursday recorded 7,903 new infections, contributing a total of 727,000.
Meanwhile, 251 deaths were recorded Thursday in the country where 21,703 people have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.