Covid-19: Malaysian museums and galleries closed amid coronavirus fear

National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur will be closed until March 30. Photo: Filepic

The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry today announced the closure of several popular tourist attractions in the Klang Valley, including the National Art Gallery, National Library and Muzium Negara, amid recent developments in the spike of Covid-19 cases.

“After taking into consideration the rise in diagnostic of Covid-19 cases in the country that is high, and after discussion with the minister, the ministry has decided to close with immediate effect several places of attractions, ” the ministry said in a statement.

The places that are listed will be closed until March 30.

Below are the list of venues that are affected by the closure:

  1. Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)
  2. Museums under the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry
  3. National Art Gallery
  4. Kompleks Kraf Jln Conlay, Kompleks Kraf Johor dan Kompleks Kraf Langkawi
  5. Galleri Lembah Lenggong
  6. Pusat Rujukan Arkib
  7. Memorials
  8. National Library

For more information, the public can contact MaTiC at 03-9235 4848.

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