Malaysian Tests Positive for Wuhan Virus

A man from Selangor has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus after recently visiting a neighbouring country.

He is currently in the isolation ward in Sungai Buloh hospital.

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The 41-year-old travelled to Singapore to attend an international conference that was also attended by delegates from China.

The Health Ministry says close family members of the infected Malaysian will be placed under home surveillance for 14 days.

Meanwhile, a Chinese national also tested positive for the Coronavirus and is receiving treatment at HKL.

In all, the country now has 10 confirmed cases, comprising 9 Chinese nationals and the Malaysian man. 

Earlier, the Deputy Prime Minister confirmed that 2 of the 107 Malaysians who returned from Wuhan, China have been taken to HKL for further observation. 

They will undergo further monitoring to make sure they are completely healthy.

The rest of them have been taken to a Surveillance Center in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan for quarantine.

Separately, 34 Malaysians are still stranded in Wuhan after failing to get to the airport on time, for the special flight back to Malaysia. 

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

As at 4pm, 4th of February 2020, there are 425 deaths from the virus in China.

Another two deaths have been reported outside the republic, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. 

Meanwhile, if you’re travelling overseas, here are some precautions you can take.

By Roshini Ravindran