Wuhan virus: 8 Chinese nationals who were in ‘close contact’ with Singapore’s first case quarantined in JB hotel
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight Chinese nationals who were in “close contact” with the first person to test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus in Singapore ...have entered Malaysia and are now being quarantined in a hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia’s Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye confirmed on Friday (Jan 24). “They are now in a hotel in Johor Bahru,” he told CNA in a phone interview. Advertisement Advertisement READ: Two more people test positive for Wuhan virus in Singapore; total of 3 confirmed cases: MOH Mr Lee declined to name the hotel, but added that the eight are free to move around in a “restricted area in the hotel” and are prevented from having contact with others. In a statement released on Friday afternoon, Malaysia’s director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the eight consists of four adults and four children. He added that Singapore’s Ministry of Health had contacted Malaysia’s Health Ministry on Thursday to inform them that the group had travelled to Johor Bahru. Advertisement Advertisement After learning of this information, the Johor State Department of Health (JKN) “acted quickly” by locating them and conducting health screenings, said Dr Noor Hisham. “The results showed they were healthy and had no signs or symptoms of infection until today,” he added. Read more: CNA
Wuhan virus: MOH advises against non-essential travel to Wuhan; 3 new suspected cases found here
Wuhan virus: Man in Mexico ill after visiting WuhanMEXICO CITY (BLOOMBERG) - A man who fell ill in Mexico on Monday (Jan 20) following a December trip to Wuhan, China, is under observation as a potential case of the coronavirus, the respiratory virus that has killed at least 17 people worldwide.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Wuhan virus: Scoot cancels 8 flights between Singapore and WuhanSINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines' budget arm Scoot has cancelled its flights between Singapore and the Chinese city of Wuhan from Thursday (Jan 23) to Monday morning, citing the temporary suspension of all public transport in the Chinese city in the wake of a feared epidemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Yes.
Wuhan virus: Avoid travelling to Wuhan, says MOHThis was a notch up from the ministry's advice on Wednesday for people to defer non-essential travel there.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Wuhan virus: Singaporean escapes Wuhan hours before lockdownSINGAPORE - While on his way to the railway station to catch a 3.30am train out of Wuhan on Thursday (Jan 23), Singaporean Eric Kng got a surprising alert on his phone: the city would be quarantined and all public transport would cease at 10am.. Read more at straitstimes.com. « The lockdown would have been more effective if imposed earlier » LMAO 😂 the guy left with the last train without considering himself as a potential risk to others What will happen after the Chinese new year ? so many people are going to come back to singapore. How Singapore will be precaution at that time ?
Wuhan virus: Chinese father and son identified as Vietnam's first two casesHO CHIN MINH CITY (VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Vietnam has identified the first two cases of novel coronavirus as father and son, Li Ding, 66, and 28-year-old Li Zichao.. Read more at straitstimes.com.