PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 2020: The cruise ship passenger who had initially been tested positive for Covid-19 has now been cleared of the coronavirus.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the 83-year-old American woman who is currently being treated at the Sungai Buloh Hospital has been tested repeatedly there and the results confirmed that she was not infected.
“Her tests have come up negative. However, she is still being kept in hospital because she is not that well and still has symptoms,” said Dr Wan Azizah after chairing a committee meeting on Covid-19 here.
She said the woman will be discharged from the hospital once she is cleared of the symptoms.
The woman, who was on board the MS Westerdam with her 85-year-old husband which docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia last week flew on a special chartered flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Of the 145 passengers from the cruise ship on that flight, only the couple were detected with Covid-19 symptoms.
Two initial tests taken on the woman showed that she was positive for Covid-19.
Her husband, who tested negative chose to accompany her at the Sungai Buloh Hospital where she was put in an isolation ward.