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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic.
The temporary travel ban on Chinese nationals arriving from Hubei province and the city of Wuhan will be extended to all other provinces placed under lockdown by the Chinese government in the wake of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection.
Hong Kong is to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all visitors from mainland China as it battles to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.
Malaysia does not import live animals and products from Shaoyang in Hunan, China, where an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu was reported, said Veterinary Services Department (VSD) director-general Datuk Dr Quaza Nizamuddin Hassan.
Malaysia has been more prepared and proactive, and has also acted faster in containing the novel coronavirus compared to previous times when faced with dangerous infections such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the Nipah virus and Ebola.