KUALA LUMPUR: Health Ministry confirms Tuesday (Feb 18) that two Malaysians on board the Diamond Princess cruise liner quarantined in Japan have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a post on his official Facebook page, said the two were currently being looked after by Japanese authorities.
“The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is the largest cluster of cases outside China with more than 400 people tested positive.
“Two Malaysians on Diamond Princess cruise were confirmed to be infected with Covid-19 and two more pending awaiting anxiously for their results. Both infected patients are being isolated and managed in Japan, ” Dr Noor Hisham said in the post.