An 83-year-old American has tested positive for Covid-19, which brings the number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia to 22.
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According to the New Straits Times, the Ministry of Health (MOH) director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said the woman is among the 145 passengers of a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia on 13 February.
The American lady and her husband landed at the KL International Airport the next day from Cambodia after she was cleared by the Cambodian government to return to their respective countries, after a health screening.
“All 145 passengers of the ship have taken a flight to Malaysia on February 14. Out of the number, the woman and her 85-year-old husband who arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Friday showed symptoms of infection and were subsequently referred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for further tests. Following tests by the Institute for Medical Research, she was found positive on Saturday.” according to the MOH in a statement.
The woman is reported to be in stable condition, however, her husband who is also an American citizen tested negative - but he’s still receiving treatment and being monitored at the hospital due to his symptoms.
Such amazing work by the health officers at KLIA and KKM! Thank you for keeping us all safe from this outbreak.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat