January 11 According to a report by Japan’s Asahi TV station on the 10th, a single mother in her 30s in Tokyo, Japan, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 3rd and suffered from dyspnea, lung pain and other symptoms.
However, due to the shortage of local medical resources, she is still unable to be hospitalized. She has stored at home. Food was also about to run out, and she cried to the media, “I think I’m going to die, either starving to death or because of the coronavirus.”
According to the report, the single mother has three children, and they have also been diagnosed asymptomatic.
The local health department initially informed her that she could be hospitalized with three children, but on the 5th, she changed her mind that the three asymptomatic children could not be admitted to the hospital, and the symptomatic mother may not necessarily be admitted to the hospital.
The woman can only entrust her ex-husband to take care of the children, and she is quarantined at home waiting for the admission notice.
However, after waiting for a week, she still hasn’t received the admission notice, and the food stored at home is about to run out.
She can only eat kelp and drink sugar and fruit every day.
The symptoms of lung pain and dyspnea are getting worse, and there have been many cases of confusion. She appealed to the local health department, “even if you don’t arrange a hospitalization, I hope that a doctor can help me diagnose first, and then provide us with some food as soon as possible.”
As of the 10th local time, 6,930 infected people in Tokyo are waiting for hospitalization and isolation facilities.
The number has increased about fivefold in the past two weeks. Dozens of people have died after suddenly deteriorating when they were quarantined at home.