Coronavirus: Three more cases in Malaysia, bringing total to seven


Modified 29 Jan 2020, 4:25 am

CORONAVIRUS | Three more 2019 novel coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Malaysia, bringing the total of positive cases to seven.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (above) said in a statement yesterday evening that all seven cases involved Chinese nationals.

The three latest positive cases involved a four-year-old child being treated at the isolation ward of the Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi; a 52-year-old man being treated at the isolation ward of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru, and a woman.

The woman was initially tested negative but decided to stay in Malaysia to look after her two children who are receiving treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital isolation ward after they were both tested positive for the virus.

Previously, there were four positive cases of coronavirus reported in the country.

Noor Hisham said one case was still waiting for the lab results.

He said the Health Ministry has always ensured that preparedness and response towards disease outbreaks would be implemented quickly and efficiently.

Existing capacities and capabilities are being enhanced to address the incident of coronavirus infections, he said.

- Bernama

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