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Two more Malaysians infected by coronavirus
Feb 05, 2020
Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly AHMAD has confirmed two more Malaysians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
He said, "Dua kes baru ini dikesan dalam kalangan rakyat Malaysia yang telah dibawa pulang dari Wuhan melalui misi bantuan kemanusiaan yang sampai pada semalam. Kedua-duanya sedang menerima rawatan di wad isolasi Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban dan berada dalam keadaan stabil."
The newly infected are a man and his nine-year-old son.
2 other family members were confirmed to be free of the virus.
The minister also confirmed that these two the two new patients were not the duo who had failed a health screening at KLIA yesterday.
This brings Malaysia's total number of confirmed cases to 12... 3 Malaysians and 9 Chinese nationals.
South Korea confirms two more coronavirus infections
South Korea has confirmed two more novel coronavirus cases, including a man who had recently visited Singapore.
Its health authority says the patient was in Singapore attending the same business event as the Malaysian man who became Malaysia's first local infection case.
The other case involved a Korean woman who had recently visited Thailand.
South Korea now has18 confirmed cases.
Singapore to stop accepting MCTD starting 2021
Singapore will stop accepting the Malaysian collective travel document, or MCTD, at its international entry points, effective January 1st 2021
Its immigration authority say it's to strengthen the security of immigration clearance at Singapore's checkpoints.
As such, Singapore says Malaysian travellers with an MCTD should apply for passports, if they plan to travel to the republic starting next year.
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