Malaysia Confirms First Citizen Infected With Coronavirus

  • Malaysia Confirms First Citizen Infected With Coronavirus

Malaysia Confirms First Citizen Infected With Coronavirus

A total of 141 people will be evacuated from Wuhan.

A total of 141 people, comprising 117 Malaysians and 24 non-citizens (spouses and children), will go through health screenings at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan before being allowed to board the flight back to Malaysia.

The 41-year-old man had visited neighboring Singapore for a week from January 16 during which he attended meetings that also involved delegates from China, Malaysian Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

Dr Dzulkefly said today that the other case involves a 63-year-old man from Wuhan, China.

He explained that the Immigration Department continuously looked to the Health Ministry's decisions for guidance concerning the coronavirus situation in the country.

"She is now is good health and has been allowed to return home", he said.

It was reported earlier that those with symptoms would be sent to hospital while those who cleared the screening would be sent to the monitoring centre which has been put under tight security.

The passengers, crew members, and officials would not enter the KLIA terminal but would be ferried in special buses to the Air Disaster Unit building for decontamination process and entry screening.

The aircraft, which left Malaysia for Wuhan at 3.50 pm yesterday, also brought along 500,000 pairs of rubber gloves as a contribution to the Chinese government which is battling to deal with the coronavirus outbreak which has also spread to dozens of countries.

Of the latter five, four are in Hospital Sungai Buloh and one is in Johor's Hospital Permai.

The remaining 105 people on the flight are being held in a facility for 14 days, the incubation period for the virus.