PETALING JAYA: Six Malindo Air crew who have been quarantined in Zhengzhou, China, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak “are safe and in good spirits”.
The airline receives daily updates from its staff based in Zhengzhou, where the six are being quarantined as a precautionary measure.
“Our crew members are safe, taken care of and in good spirits, but still under quarantine until further advised by the local health authorities, ” said a Malindo Air spokesman when contacted on Monday.
The crew members affected were on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Zhengzhou on Friday together with a passenger from Hubei province, who may have been infected with the coronavirus, said the airline in a post on its official Facebook page on Sunday.
It said it was closely monitoring the situation and would provide necessary assistance to the crew, as well as authorities in China to contain the outbreak.
On Jan 23, Malindo Air and AirAsia cancelled all flights to Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Authorities have also beefed up necessary measures to counter the infection, including 51 thermal detection scanners at all entry points into Malaysia.
The Finance Ministry has also given its commitment to provide the necessary funds to step up surveillance efforts.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has urged Malaysians not to panic about the coronavirus as the situation is under control.
She reminded everyone to maintain good personal hygiene and urged those with symptoms to go to hospital immediately for a check-up.
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