This four-year-old girl has become the first patient to recover from the deadly coronavirus in Malaysia.
The four-year-old Chinese girl, who has not been named, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus on 29th January while on holiday with her family in Malaysia.
She was then treated in an isolation ward in a hospital in Langkawi, a popular holiday destination in Malaysia. According to local media, she is the first to recover completely from the virus in the country.
The girl has now been treated and passed two detection tests for the virus, confirming she was no longer suffering from the infection, according to local media.
The Director-General of Malaysia’s Health Ministry, Noor Hisham Abdullah, told reporters the girl was “in good health” and “has been allowed to return home”.
Reports state the girl will return to China with her family with a health certificate issued by the hospital where she was treated.
Images show her smiling with her family in the hospital after she was given the all-clear.
Ten people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Malaysia, nine of whom were Chinese nationals on holiday. The first case of a Malaysian national contracting the virus was confirmed on Tuesday.
The unnamed man, 42, had been in Singapore for a business meeting with Chinese nationals and began showing symptoms of the virus six days after his return to his native country.
He is reportedly in a stable condition and is receiving treatment at Sungai Buloh Hospital.
There have been 24,561 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with 492 deaths and 911 recoveries worldwide.
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