Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (second, right) speaking at a press conference after chairing the Central Disaster Management Committee's High Level Committee Special Meeting on COVID-19 at the ICU Hall of the Perdana Putra today. --BERNAMA

PUTRAJAYA: There are no new cases of Covid-19 reported as of today and four patients have been discharged and allowed to return home.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the four in a family, who had been in close contact with the first patient in Singapore, were discharged following two negative test results.

She said cumulative cases remained at 19, with nine comprising patients under investigation (PUI), eight from close contact cases and two Malaysians who returned from the humanitarian mission in Wuhan, China, the focal point of the infection.

Dr Wan Azizah said so far, 239 close contacts have been identified and placed under quarantine, of which 181 are Malaysians, 46 Chinese nationals, and 12 from other countries.

"Samples have been taken and they are now under observation. More close contacts are expected to be identified.

"We urge those who had been in close contact (with patients) to come forward for checks," she said in a press conference, here, today.

Dr Wan Azizah earlier chaired the Disaster Management High Level Committee (HLC) meeting.

It was reported that the four discharged comprised a 65-year-old woman, her 36-year-old daughter-in-law and grandsons aged 11 and two.

The Chinese nationals who had been discharged from Sungai Buloh Hospital were admitted on Jan 24.