Health D-G: Six patients of cruise ship test negative for Covid-19


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Six passengers of the cruise ship, MS Westerdam, tested negative for Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), according to laboratory results received from the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) on Sunday (Feb 16).

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the six passengers comprising four citizens of the United States and two from the Netherlands, are now at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, waiting to board their respective flights, and are in good health.

"The embassies have been informed of the test results and the passengers will be allowed to board their flights in order to continue their journey to their respective destinations," said Dr Noor Hisham in a statement.

So far, Malaysia has 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases, out of whom eight have recovered completely. - Bernama

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