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Health Ministry ruled out coronavirus infection of a China patient admitted at thr Queen Elizabeth hospital here this morning. - NSTP/FATHIL ASRI.

KOTA KINABALU: Health Ministry ruled out coronavirus infection of a China patient admitted at thr Queen Elizabeth hospital here this morning.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the confirmation tests on 2019-nCoV virus from Institute Medical Research came back negative.

"Referring to a case suspected to be 2019-nCoV who is being treated at an isolation ward in a hospital in Sabah.

"The symptoms that the patient experienced are due to influenza A infection. He is recovering and stable," he said in a statement.

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