KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending a company meeting at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore has been discharged from hospital, Malaysias Health Ministry said on Monday (Feb 17).

The patient left Sungai Buloh Hospital after making a full recovery, it said in a statement.

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The 41-year-old man had tested positive for the coronavirus on Feb 3. He had developed symptoms following his visit to Singapore from Jan 16 to Jan 23 for a business meeting at Grand Hyatt hotel that involved Chinese nationals.

The event, attended by more than 100 international staff, was reported to be organised by Servomex, which describes itself as a “provider of reliable, accurate and stable gas measurements”.

The ministry had said that the Malaysian patient “works from home as a representative of an international company”.

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Besides the Malaysian man, six other attendees of the meeting – three Singaporeans, two South Koreans and a British – have also been infected with the coronavirus.

The sister and mother-in-law of the Malaysian patient were subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19, while the British man is suspected to have passed the coronavirus to several other Britons in a ski chalet in the French Alps.

The cases had sparked a

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