Malaysians in China can keep tabs on disease via ERT alerts

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Embassy in Beijing has set up an Emergency Response Team (ERT) to monitor and provide reports on the latest development of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the ERT would also be responsible in communicating with Malaysians registered with the embassy or consulate-general offices in China to keep tabs on their health and wellbeing.

“They (the Malaysian embassy staff) are working round-the-clock, even during the Chinese New Year holidays, ” he said in a posting uploaded on his official Facebook.

Saifuddin said all Malaysian embassy officials and staff in China would continue to provide necessary assistance to Malaysians in the republic until the coronavirus infection was fully contained.

The Malaysian government would like to extend its gratitude to its embassy and consulate-general offices in China for their efforts and commitment in addressing and helping Malaysians cope with the coronavirus infection, he said.

Malaysia also has consulate-general offices in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Nanning, Shanghai and Xi’an.

The Malaysian government has decided to temporarily suspend all immigration facilities for Chinese citizens from Wuhan and areas around Hubei province, effective immediately. — Bernama

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