Malaysia Wuhan Hubei 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus Visitors were seen to put on face masks as a prevention measure to the coronavirus outbreak at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Selangor. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 27 JANUARY 2020
Visitors were seen to put on face masks as a prevention measure to the coronavirus outbreak at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Selangor. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 27 JANUARY 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – The government of Malaysia has temporary suspended the entry of Chinese nationals from Wuhan, Hubei and its surrounding area following the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision was made following the latest development of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case.

Therefore, the eNTRY (visa-free) Immigration facility, Visa on Arrival, e-visa and manual visa to the Chinese nationals from Wuhan and Hubei district have been suspended.

“The government of Malaysia has decided to temporary suspend all immigration facilities such as, the eNTRY (visa-free) Immigration facility, Visa on Arrival, e-visa and manual visa granted to Chinese nationals from Wuhan and the district of Hubei.

“The decision is reached after taking into factor the latest development of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, especially in the district of Hubei. It will be enforced with immediate effect,” said the Prime Minister’s Office.

The statement also said that the Immigration facilities will be granted back to them when the situation returns to normal.

According to that statement, Wisma Putra (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will be coordinating the latest implementation with the government of China.

The government also reminded the public not to spread unverified and false information regarding 2019-nCoV as it would cause public unrest. -MalaysiaGazette

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