Special lane for Chinese tourists to strengthen coronavirus screening

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Chinese tourists special lane coronavirus screening Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (second left) and the Ministry of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad (left) are monitoring the latest status on the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre Management System (MyCPRC) after being briefed by the latest development of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cluster outbreak. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 29 JANUARY 2020
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (second left) and the Ministry of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad (left) are monitoring the latest status on the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre Management System (MyCPRC) after being briefed by the latest development of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cluster outbreak. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 29 JANUARY 2020

By Nizam Zain

PUTRAJAYA – The government of Malaysia will prepare a special lane for Chinese tourists at the entries of the country to strengthen its coronavirus screening process.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, it the tourists from China are detected with the coronavirus symptoms, they would be directly referred to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“Special meeting between the government agencies and ministry had agreed with several suggestions to control and prevent the coronavirus outbreak.

“This includes to toughen screening process for the tourists from China, including to prepare a special lane for them.

“The travellers (citizens and non-citizens) who show symptoms will be referred to MOH,” she said at a news conference today at the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre.

Also present at the event was the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad and the Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Meanwhile, she also said that the government will not stop anyone from holding any assemblies or large scale international conferences.

“At this moment, the government will not stop (Thaipusam celebration) as the World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to issue any travel ban.

“The government will make a statement if the WHO issues an order,” she added. -MalaysiaGazette

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