3 People In Johor Test Positive With The Wuhan Virus

They have been quarantined at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

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The Wuhan virus has now reached Malaysia's shores

In what is the first set of positive cases of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, three people had been tested positive with the virus, according to Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Dzulkefly said that the three patients are related to the son and father from Wuhan, China, who had been tested positive with the virus in Singapore three days ago.

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The three patients, all Chinese citizens, are in Sungai Buloh Hospital

According to a report in The Star, the Sungai Buloh Hospital is Malaysia's Centre for Infectious Diseases and is equipped with the most modern and advanced facilities to handle such cases.

The trio are part of the eight people who came in close contact with the son and father in Singapore.

"The eight comprise four adults and four children, and all are from China too," according to a statement from Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Johor Health Department will continue to monitor the health status of the eight for a maximum of 14 days, or until they depart to their home country, whichever comes first.

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While the WHO issued a statement yesterday, saying that the outbreak did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the Ministry of Health in Malaysia has been on high alert:

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