A male nurse in Indonesia is facing prosecution after admitting that he stripped off his personal protective equipment to have sex in a toilet with a man infected with COVID-19, according to reports.
Details of the incident in Jakarta came to light after the patient boasted about the fling on his Twitter account, @bottialter on Friday 25th December 2020.
He uploaded a screenshot of WhatsApp messages between the horny pair, which went viral.
The explicit messages went into a detailed discussion in Indonesian about lubricants and the size of the pair’s private parts.
After the post went viral, the man was questioned along with the nurse that he allegedly had sex with.
“It is true that there has been a suspected incident of a same-sex relationship between a health worker and a COVID-19 patient at the Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital,” said Asep Gunawan of the National Nurses Association.
He said the nurse “must follow legal processing,” the Indonesia Expat reported.
The hospital, which is an emergency facility set up for treating coronavirus patients, is run by the Regional Military Command.
Lieutenant Colonel Arh Herwin BS, head of information at the Regional Military Command, revealed that both of them had arrested.
“This case has been transferred to the Central Jakarta Police. We have secured the health worker to become a witness and ask for further information. Meanwhile, the patient continues to undergo isolation at the Athlete’s House,” Herwin told local media.
“Due to conditions and health protocol rules, the nurse has been in contact with a Covid-19 patient, so is undergoing isolation for some time.”
Authorities tested the pair for Covid-19 after the confession and the patient was found to still be positive while the nurse tested negative.
Officials have confirmed that they could face criminal prosecution.
If convicted, the crime carries a sentence of up to 10 years each.