Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah PIX: SAFWAN MANSOR / MalaysiaGazette / 21 FEBRUARY 2017 novel coronavirus 2019-ncoV
Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah PIX: SAFWAN MANSOR / MalaysiaGazette / 21 FEBRUARY 2017

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that four cases of suspected Coronavirus, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were recorded in two states today.

However, its Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that three of the cases turned out negative.

“Upon detection, the patients were admitted into the isolation ward to enable further treatment and investigation. Laboratory tests conducted on the samples from the first three patients came negative for 2019-nCoV,” he said in the MOH website today.

A new case was recorded in Sabah yesterday and the laboratory results on the infection has yet to be obtained.

“Referring to the latest suspected case admitted to the isolation ward in a hospital in Sabah on 22 January 2020, the patient is now stable.

“The samples of the cases have been submitted to the IMR for tests and verifications.

“The result on the test will be obtained soon,” he said.

The suspected cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Selangor (two cases) and Sabah (one case).

Therefore, the MOH advised the public who wish to visit Wuhan, China to postpone their trip. -MalaysiaGazette

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