PUTRAJAYA – Malaysians in Wuhan and Hubei province of China will be brought home due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the government will be working with the Chinese government to obtain their green light for the matter.
However, all Malaysia citizens from Wuhan and Hubei will be quarantined for a period of 14 days before they are allowed to go back to their respective homes.
“We will talk to the government of China so that the healthy Malaysians can be brought home,” he said after chairing the Cabinet Meeting today.
Dr Mahathir also said that a total of 78 Malaysians are still in that province.
According to him, the Malaysian government will negotiate with China to allow Malaysian aircraft to enter the area.
On the similar development, Dr Mahathir said that the government has banned aircrafts both the two districts in China to enter Malaysia.
He said, the decision was made in the meeting today. Nevertheless, visitors from the other places in China are allowed to enter Malaysia.
Besides that, the government is ready to contribute to the Chinese nationals affected by the outbreak.
According to Mahathir, among the aids that the government could contribute are face masks and gloves.
“If they allow our aircraft to enter the area, we will bring food supplies and face mask,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette