Covid-19: Second batch of Malaysians stranded in Hubei expected to return on Feb 24, say sources

PETALING JAYA: A second repatriation to bring back the remaining Malaysians stranded in Hubei province is expected to be carried out in over a week's time, say sources.

Preparations are underway for the mission to help those stuck in the province's capital city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

It is estimated that about 100 Malaysian citizens, their spouses and children will take this flight home.

They have been informed to be on standby for their return, scheduled for Feb 24.

Embassy officials could not be reached for comment at press time, but Putrajaya is expected to announce the details soon.

It was reported on Feb 3 that plans were made to evacuate a total of 167 Malaysians and their non-citizen family members from Wuhan.

However, only 133 passengers boarded the special flight that arrived safely in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 4.

They comprised 107 who were stranded in China as well as 12 crewmembers, eight humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) mission personnel and six officers from the Malaysian embassy in Beijing.

Malaysians returning from Wuhan will be quarantined and monitored for 14 days to ensure they are free from the coronavirus.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Malaysians , Hubei , Covid-19 coronavirus ,


Next In Nation

Covid-19: Record high of 47 deaths, 18 fatalities in Selangor
Covid-19: 17 surau, mosques ordered to close temporarily for sanitisation in Perak
Two arrested over illegal hauling of forest products in Perak
Time interval between vaccination doses determined through data sent by vaccine manufacturer, says Khairy
Najib’s SRC appeal hearing completed, court reserves judgment
Covid-19: 512 new cases in Sarawak, including seven oil and gas workers
Najib's son served with bankruptcy notice over RM37.6mil in unpaid taxes
Significant decrease in dengue cases in Negri Sembilan this year, says exco member
Penang CM urges Health Ministry to reconsider request for approval of vaccines from private company
Govt urged to work strategically to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault

Stories You'll Enjoy