Malaysia Says American Coronavirus Case Now Tests Negative for Virus

Malaysian health authorities on Saturday said an American passenger of a cruise liner docked in Cambodia has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a week after she had been declared the country’s 22nd confirmed virus case.

The 83-year-old woman was the first passenger from the MS Westerdam, run by Carnival Corp (CCL.N) unit Holland America Inc, to test positive. The result came in the Malaysian capital, where she arrived on Friday from the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville.

The woman has shown “very positive” developments to her health after receiving anti-viral medication and oxygen to alleviate her symptoms, but continues to be monitored in hospital for a mild cough, according to Malaysia’s health ministry.

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