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

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

GEG Bill to be tabled on Oct 6, says KJ
Court allows Najib to attend proceedings in civil suit against Tommy Thomas
Thousands of Umno members gather for large-scale meeting at WTCKL
Johor in talks with US pharma companies to set up plants in state
Point of no return in Warisan, Pakatan relations after latest squabble, say analysts
Civil servant found dead at federal building toilet in Sabah
Solely PM’s prerogative to propose dissolution of Parliament, says Ismail Sabri
Cabinet to decide on whether to decriminalise attempted suicides, Deputy Health Minister
81 foreigners detained under Sosma, says Deputy Home Minister
War of words erupts in Parliament between HR Minister Saravanan and predecessor

Others Also Read