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No Covid-19 cases in S'wak, says state Health Department

Thursday, 13 Feb 2020 14:20 PM MYT


KUCHING, Feb 13 — The state Health Department has debunked social media claims that there are novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Sarawak.

Its director Dr Chin Zin Hing said a message on social media claiming that the virus had reached Sarawak was not true.

"To date, no confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in the state," he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 13). Dr Chin said 76 patients under investigation (PUI) for suspected Covid-19 had been reported in the state as of noon Wednesday (Feb 12).

Of this number, 59 cases tested negative for Covid-19 while 17 more are waiting for their results.

"The public is advised to refer to statements issued by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Health Minister or health director-general to find out the current situation on Covid-19 in Malaysia and Sarawak.

"Everyone is also reminded not to spread false news," Dr Chin said.