Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Lee Boon Chye in a news conference on the latest development of the Covid-19, 2019 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 FEBRUARY 2020.
Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Lee Boon Chye in a news conference on the latest development of the Covid-19, 2019 novel coronavirus at the Ministry of Health in Putrajaya. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 11 FEBRUARY 2020.

KUALA LUMPUR – The first Malaysian COVID-19 patient was allowed to return home today (Monday) having fully recovered from the infection, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

He said this brings the number of recovered cases to nine.

He said the 41-year-old individual received treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor and had undergone repeated COVID-19 tests which were found negative on two consecutive tests before being discharged.

He said during the conversation, Mam Bunheng was informed that the patient from the United States had shown signs of improvement.

“I also relayed that the patient underwent repeated COVID-19 tests which were still found positive.

“The Ministry of Health will continue to work closely with WHO and all the countries involved in the management of COVID-19 infection as well as in coordination of information in implementing close contact tracing,” he said.

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