A nurse in Indonesia faces suspension after stripping off his PPE gear to have sex with a COVID-19 hospital patient.
Media reports confirmed how the two men allegedly snuck off towards the hospital’s toilet for their little rendezvous. The incident came to light only after the patient boasted of his sexual experience online through Twitter.
His account, which is now private, showed glimpses of the same-sex encounter including clicks of the nurse’s PPE lying on the toilet floor.
At the same time, the patient also exposed explicit text messages that went on between the two men.Most of the messages talked about the size of their genitals, lubricants, and other sexual fantasies.
Meanwhile, Indonesia’s National Nurses Association released a public statement on the matter.
“It’s true that there is a suspected incident involving a same-sex relationship between one health worker and another COVID-19 patient.” The incident is reported to have taken place at the country’s famous Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital.
The news is a matter of grave concern for the authorities who are staying hush while carrying out the investigation. One of the country’s local news agencies reported how both the men were identified and have also admitted to carrying out their sexual encounter.
In addition, both the patient as well as the nurse were tested for COVID-19.The patient’s result came out as positive again, while the nurse tested negative for the virus.
Police officials confirmed how the nurse is currently under their custody for ‘legal proceedings.’ Meanwhile, the patient is still in isolation at the hospital’s infectious ward unit.
The case is currently getting transferred to the Central Jakarta Police, as reported by the New York Post. If convicted for their heinous crime, both men can face up to 10 years in prison, under the country’s Pornography Law.
While there are no reports of homosexuality getting criminalized in the state, there are also no laws prevalent that protect the LGBTQ community’s rights. And that leaves them vulnerable to persecution.