Case report offers insight into clinical protection from COVID-19

41 healthcare workers unknowingly exposed to an infected patient have tested negative to coronavirus

A reassuring case report suggests doctors can be protected from coronavirus through the use of surgical masks, hand hygiene and other standard infection-control measures.

Mask and hand hygiene

Clinicians from the Changi General Hospital in Singapore tracked 41 healthcare workers exposed to aerosol-generating procedures while treating a patient not yet diagnosed with COVID-19.

All  tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

None of the exposed healthcare workers developed symptoms,