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Bystanders ‘refused to give CPR’ man who had a heart attack and died over fears he had coronavirus 

TOO SCARED TO HELP: Bystanders ‘refused to carry out CPR’ on man who had a heart attack and died in Sydney’s Chinatown over fears he had the coronavirus

  • Bystanders reportedly refused to give CPR to him out of fears of coronavirus 
  • The 60-year-old went into cardiac arrest outside a restaurant in Haymarket 
  • Paramedics were called and tried to revive the man but he died on the scene
  • Restaurant managers said they were told that a man had collapsed outside
  • The deadly virus has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 worldwide 

Bystanders reportedly refused to give CPR to a 60-year-old man who had a heart attack and died over fears he had coronavirus.

The man died from a cardiac arrest outside a restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown on Wednesday night.

New South Wales Police said emergency services were called to Masuya Suisan restaurant on Campbell Street in Haymarket just after 8.30pm.

A 60-year-old man died outside Masuya Suisan restaurant in Chinatown (pictured) on Wednesday night as bystanders reportedly didn’t give him CPR over fears of contracting coronavirus

Paramedics tried to revive the man but he died on the scene.

Restaurant managers said they were told by staff a man had collapsed outside, the Daily Telegraph reported.   

Coronavirus has killed 133 people and infected more than 6,000 worldwide since it spread last month from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

So far seven people have died in Australia.  

In New South Wales, coronavirus testing is ramping up as authorities await lab results for 16 new possible cases referred for investigation.

NSW chief medical officer Kerry Chant urged recent visitors to the Chinese province of Hubei – the epicentre of the viral outbreak – to come forward.

‘We want to get the message out that people with low-level symptoms need to come forward,’ she said.

‘We want to detect those cases and it will help us to better understand the disease.’

Coronavirus has killed 133 people and infected more than 6,000 worldwide since it spread last month from the Chinese city of Wuhan

Coronavirus has killed 133 people and infected more than 6,000 worldwide since it spread last month from the Chinese city of Wuhan 

 

 

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