Putrajaya temporarily bans Chinese nationals from Wuhan, Hubei

The death toll due to the 2019-nCoV virus is now officially at 81. Source (pic): Metro

ڤوتراجاي حرامكن سمنتارا كماسوكن ورڬ چينا دري ووهن، هوبيا

The Government of Malaysia (GoM) has issued a temporary ban on Chinese nationals from the Hubei province and its capital city of Wuhan from entering Malaysia by suspending all available visa programmes facilitating their entry here.

“Taking note of the latest information, the government of Malaysia has decided to temporarily suspend all immigration facilities, namely eNTRY (visa-free entry), visa on arrival, e-visa and manual visa to Chinese nationals from the city of Wuhan, especially the Hubei province, and this takes effect immediately,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) read.

Researchers are still working to understand the origin, spread and severity of the 2019-nCoV. The outbreak began in early December in Wuhan, a city of around 11 million people in central China.

Evidence suggests the virus likely spilled over to humans from an as-yet-unidentified animal, as has happened in the past for other coronaviruses.


PETALING JAYA: The Government of Malaysia (GoM) has issued a temporary ban on Chinese nationals from the Hubei province and its capital city of Wuhan from entering Malaysia by suspending all available visa programmes facilitating their entry here.

According to a news portal, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced the decision which takes effect immediately, taking note of the recent developments in China on the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak which has affected thousands.




“Taking note of the latest information, the government of Malaysia has decided to temporarily suspend all immigration facilities, namely eNTRY (visa-free entry), visa on arrival, e-visa and manual visa to Chinese nationals from the city of Wuhan, especially the Hubei province, and this takes effect immediately.

“This immigration facility would be restored once the situation returns to normal,” the PMO said, adding that Wisma Putra will be coordinating said policy with its Chinese counterpart.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that tend to cause respiratory illnesses in humans and a variety of other illnesses in animals.

The name comes from the crown, or corona-like appearance of infective viruses when seen under a microscope.

Researchers are still working to understand the origin, spread and severity of the 2019-nCoV. The outbreak began in early December in Wuhan, a city of around 11 million people in central China.

Evidence suggests the virus likely spilled over to humans from an as-yet-unidentified animal, as has happened in the past for other coronaviruses.

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