PUTRAJAYA, Feb 8 2020 : A 67-year-old Chinese tourist from Wuhan, China has became the 16th patient tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who made the announcement here today said the patient is the mother of a friend of the 14th patient to test positive for the virus here.
“The 67-year-old woman was confirmed to carry the virus on Feb 7 and is currently being warded at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Her condition is stable. This makes it the 16th positive case, with four of the cases being Malaysians, ” she said.
Dr Wan Azizah also said a 40-year-old Chinese national, who was the fourth person detected with the coronavirus has responded well to an antiviral treatment.
“Two consecutive clinical samples were taken and both tests came back negative for the coronavirus. He will be allowed to be discharged after a third test, ” said Dr Wan Azizah, adding that the antiviral used was also used to treat HIV.
Previously, a four-year-old Chinese girl had recovered from the coronavirus infection in Langkawi and has since been allowed to return to China.
Dr Wan Azizah said that there are so far no plans to impose a blanket travel ban on the whole of China.