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).

Source: Facebook via FMT
Source: Facebook

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).”

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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.

Source: KKM via NST

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.

Source: NST.

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