Test results soon for Canadian airlifted from Mulu for suspected Covid-19


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020

Aerial view of Mulu National Park.

MIRI: A Canadian tourist hospitalised in Miri Hospital with suspected Covid-19 symptoms was airlifted to Miri by helicopter from Mulu National Park.

The man did not venture into the national park or mingle with other tourists and was immediately taken into an isolation room at a resort on arrival at Mulu from Kota Kinabalu Tuesday (Feb 11), sources told The Star.

Mulu assemblyman Datuk Gerawat Gala confirmed Wednesday (Feb 12) that the Canadian tourist was kept in isolation in Mulu.

"He was kept in isolation at the resort after he was found to have symptoms. He was immediately transferred to Miri Hospital by helicopter.

"There is a doctor in Mulu who ensured that preventive measures were taken to prevent him from coming into contact with others.

"We are still waiting for the results of tests. For now, he is only a suspected Covid-19 case," said Gala.

It is learnt that the Canadian man was touring South-East Asian countries before going to Sabah.

He flew from Kota Kinabalu to Mulu but was found to have fever-like symptoms at a resort he was staying.

The Canadian is one of seven new suspected Covid-19 cases found in Sarawak on Tuesday (Feb 11).

As of Wednesday (Feb 12), the Canadian is still warded at the Miri Hospital.

Children are not allowed to visit the wards and adults are allowed to enter the hospital if they have a special permit.

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