Malaysia has reported its first successful recovery from Coronavirus. The patient is a four-year-old Chinese girl who has now been treated for the pandemic and discharged from the hospital. According to the Malaysia Ministry of Health, she is the first among nine other patients from China to be cured of the virus.
Reportedly, the newly-recovered patient is a Chinese national on vacation in Malaysia. She was admitted at the Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi when she started showing symptoms of coronavirus. The young girl had been quarantined at an isolation ward since January 29. She and her family members will soon fly back to their home in China with a health certificate issued by the hospital.
Amidst the stigma and scares surrounding the pandemic virus, there is an increasing mass perception that Coronavirus is fatal. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told in a statement that the patient has been screened for the virus twice and both the results have turned out to be negative.
Thankfully enough, Malaysia is not the only country to report successful recovery cases. The same report quotes an announcement made by Chinese health authorities that a total of 475 patients have been discharged from the hospitals after recovery, as of Sunday. Singapore’s Ministry also announced their first patient to be cured from Coronavirus on Tuesday. The patient in this case is a 35-year-old man and a Chinese national who was allowed to check out from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases in Novena, Singapore.
Both being Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia and Singapore have been tackling Coronavirus by treating patients using medicines used by people diagnosed with HIV and common flu. Although it’s not certain that this is the ultimate medication, the method seems to be working for some patients.