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Chinese girl is first to recover from coronavirus infection in Malaysia

Chinese girl is first to recover from coronavirus infection in Malaysia”

"This showed that the 2019-nCoV infection is treatable and that patient can fully recover", health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

He pointed out that of the 12 positive cases in Malaysia now, nine involved China nationals and the rest Malaysians.


The 35-year-old man, who's also a Chinese national, was discharged from the island nation's National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on the same day as the announcement.

The Chinese embassy here is now arranging the child and her family's return to China.

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Amidst the stigma and scares surrounding the pandemic virus, there is an increasing mass perception that Coronavirus is fatal. She was admitted at the Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi when she started showing symptoms of coronavirus.

Dzulkefly said the individual is in a stable condition in hospital, and that his family members are being monitored. Let's hope to hear more successful recoveries soon!

The young girl had been quarantined at an isolation ward since January 29. Dr Dzulkefly has said that his family will be under strict observation.

During a press conference yesterday on the six new confirmed cases here, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, Director of Medical Services at MOH, said the health authorities on both sides of the Causeway have been co-operating and sharing information on the virus outbreak. Four of the new cases involve human-to-human transmission, but the MOH says there is no evidence yet of community spread in the country.

A 17-year old Canadian national was suspected to be infected with the virus at the KLCC area and taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

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