COVID -19: Second humanitarian flight to repatriate 75 Malaysians from Wuhan

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PUTRAJAYA Feb.21: The government will send its second Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) flight to bring back 75 Malaysian citizens from the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) affected city Wuhan, China by February 25.

Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr.Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, the AirAsia flight will be taking back 75 Malaysians and the same procedures will be implemented once they reached KLIA.

“They will go through the screening at the air disaster unit and will be quarantined for 14 days,” she said at a press conference here today.

Meanwhile, Dr. Wan Azizah said, there is no new case reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as 22 cumulative COVID-19 cases remain with five cases still receiving treatment; three at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and another two are in Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Kedah and Sungai Buloh Hospital respectively.

She also said up to date there is no dead case in Malaysia as the government has its capabilities to resolve the COVID-19.

Regarding the presence of many students from China in the country, Dr. Wan Azizah said, 20 public universities and 17 private universities have set their standard operating procedures (SOP) to monitor the COVID-19 among students.

She added, 11,000 Chinese students in Malaysia have undergone the COVID-19 screening test and nobody has been detected positive.

Meanwhile Malaysian students overseas like in Beijing, China has also been monitored against COVID-19.

Dr. Wan Azizah also said that the government has strict procedures on Malaysians who have visited China. They will be sent straight to the hospital if there have symptoms of COVID-19 and if not they will be on home surveillance following a set of guidelines

The Deputy Prime Minister also advised members of the public who have symptoms of COVID-19 like coughing, flu, and difficulty in breathing to immediately go for treatment while those without the symptoms need not wear a face mask.

“When you cough or sneeze use the tissue paper to close your mouth and then wash your hands with water and sanitizer and be at least one meter away from another person,” she added. –Malaysia World News


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