Novel coronavirus: Malaysia records first local transmission

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – A Malaysian woman who is the first case of local transmission and a woman from Wuhan, China, are the two latest positive cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It brings the tally of coronavirus positive cases in Malaysia to 14, comprising 10 China nationals and four locals. Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said for the first local transmission case, the 40-year-old woman who had no history of visiting China, was a younger sister to the local man who was confirmed positive with the virus on Tuesday. The woman is currently warded at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar and is reported to be in a stable condition. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin