Index Omicron case tests negative for virus in second screening

Raevathi Supramaniam

The authorities have traced all 106 passengers who were on the same flight as a Covid-infected student, says the health director-general. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 3, 2021.

THE results of a second test have come back negative for a South African student who tested positive for the Covid-19 Omicron variant at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The health director general said all seven close contacts of the 19-year-old student also tested negative.

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