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First Malaysian infected by Wuhan coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020


A man from Selangor has become the first local to be infected by the novel coronavirus. 

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad says the 41-year-old man travelled to Singapore for a business meeting, which was also attended by foreign delegates. 

The Malaysian patient is currently in isolation at the Sungai Buloh Hospital

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has confirmed another infection case, involving a Chinese national, who has been sent to HKL for observation 

The country's total of infection cases is now ten.. with one Malaysian and nine Chinese nationals. 

34 Malaysians still stranded in Wuhan

Image: TheStarOnline

34 Malaysians did not make it onboard the evacuation flight, after failing to get to the airport in Wuhan.

The National Disaster and Management Agency, says it was due to logistical problems... 

They failed to get transport to the airport, as they lived outside the Chinese city.

107 other evacuees safely landed at KLIA this morning.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister says two of them failed a health screening upon arrival, and were set to HKL for further observation.

Hong Kong reports first coronavirus death - second outside China 

Hong Kong has reported its first coronavirus death - the second fatality outside mainland China 

Authorities say the victim was a 39-year-old man from Wuhan who had underlying health problems.


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