WATCH | Pietermaritzburg Covid patient leaves hospital after 166 days

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Pictured outside Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg are (from left) Rahouda and Ally Khan and their children, Jauhar and Juwairiyah. Ally spent 166 days in hospital fighting the coronavirus.PHOTO: NASH NARRANDES
Pictured outside Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg are (from left) Rahouda and Ally Khan and their children, Jauhar and Juwairiyah. Ally spent 166 days in hospital fighting the coronavirus.PHOTO: NASH NARRANDES

After 166 days in hospital, 164 of which were spent in the intensive care unit, Pietermaritzburg resident, Ally Khan, finally went home on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old is thought to have contracted Covid-19 sometime before January 12, despite the fact that he and his wife, Rahouda, had been maintaining strict health and safety protocols.

“We had been so careful at home because I work in a healthcare environment and we didn’t want me taking the virus into work,” Rahouda, a theatre unit manager at Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg, said.

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