PUTRAJAYA: Two more patients have fully recovered from Covid-19 in Malaysia and were discharged today, said Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.

This brings the total number of patients who have fully recovered to 15 out of 22 Covid-19 cases in the country.

The latest patient to see a recovery is a 65-year-old Malaysian woman (Case 17) who is the mother-in-law of the first Malaysian, a 41-year-old man (Case 9), who tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient from case 9 had recovered on Feb 17.

The second patient who recovered is a 32-year-old Malaysian man (Case 18) who worked in Macao, said Dzulkefly at the ministry's daily press conference today for updates on the outbreak.

As of today, the 22 Covid-19 cases in the country have remained unchanged for four days.

Dzulkefly said Malaysia would continue to be vigilant as neighbouring Singapore's alert level was still at its second-highest level, orange.

“Let’s not be too comfortable with our success in reducing the number of patients because Singapore is facing 'heightened risk’ which has prompted it to move up its response to the coronavirus outbreak to Code Orange," he said.

Of the 22 positive Covid-19 cases reported in Malaysia, nine had entered the country via Singapore.

Dzulkefly said Malaysia will also discuss with Singapore on the possible joint approach to be taken to tackle the coronavirus situation, including in the aspect of health screening of people travelling between the two countries.

The minister said the local medical personnel should continue to be alert and always take into consideration the situation in Singapore as it could have a similar effect on Malaysia.

“As for members of the public, they should continue observing a healthy lifestyle and those who have symptoms should continue wearing facemasks to prevent spreading the disease to others,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama.



Source: Daily Express
  • Date Wed, 19 Feb 2020
  • Outbreak Covid-19
  • Category National
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