What a relief! A Health Ministry official announced last night that the first patient in Malaysia has been cured from coronavirus.
The person in question is a 4-year-old girl (pictured right) from China, who was admitted to the Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi after she was tested positive for coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated, “The results of the 2019-nCoV detection test conducted twice on the patient turned out negative (of the novel coronavirus). She is now in good health and allowed to leave (discharged from the hospital).”
“This showed that the 2019-nCoV infection is treatable and that patient can fully recover, similar to many other cases that have been reported in China. Perception among the public that the 2019-nCoV is fatal (could not be treated) after one has been infected by the virus is certainly wrong,” Dr Noor Hisham added.
This young girl was among the 9 visiting Chinese in Malaysia. Bravo to the doctors and medical staffs for their services. This is definitely a much-needed good news.
Update (5th February, 5:30pm)
Oh no! 2 Malaysians who just returned from Wuhan on a special flight have been tested for coronavirus. The victims are a 45-year-old man and his 9-year-old son. This brings Malaysia to 12 confirmed cases.