“Malaysia has so far cured 3 people infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019),” the article says. This is “a signal of hope for all Malaysians and the world”.
Has Malaysia, a country in southeast Asia, found a cure for Covid-19, the disease the new coronavirus causes? We checked.
Coronavirus recoveries in Malaysia
Channel News Asia gives a list of some of the people in Malaysia who have recovered from coronavirus infection.
One is a four-year-old girl who was allowed to return home on 4 February.
A live map using World Health Organization data shows that 42 people with Covid-19 had recovered by 16 March.
Recoveries not evidence Malaysia has ‘found cure’
We could find no credible news reports that Malaysia has found a cure for Covid-19.
On 11 March the WHO declared that the disease was a pandemic – a serious outbreak in many countries. If a cure had been found, it would have been reported widely.
The article itself does not say Malaysia has found a cure for coronavirus. It only says three people had recovered from the disease by 10 February.
The headline is false. - Taryn Willows
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