Health Ministry rubbishes Covid-19 rumours


A health worker checking a man’s temperature before he is allowed to enter the Bank of China building in Kuala Lumpur this morning. Precautionary measures have been stepped up in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, February 14, 2020.

THE death of a patient at a Penang hospital yesterday was not due to Covid-19, said Director-General of Health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a statement yesterday, he said tests confirmed that the patient did not have the virus.


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