Muhyiddin: 14 Chinese nationals from Wuhan sent back

Muhyiddin: 14 Chinese nationals from Wuhan sent back

KUALA LUMPUR: Fourteen Chinese nationals from Wuhan in Hubei province, who arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Tuesday, were sent back.

This was undertaken following the announcement of the Malaysian government’s decision to ban tourists originating from Wuhan and Hubei province, from entering Malaysia as a measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, in December.

Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the immigration department had issued a ‘Not To Land’ notice to all tourists from Wuhan.

“A document check undertaken by immigration officers at KLIA found that the 14 individuals were from Wuhan, China. Following that, the officers issued the ‘Not To Land’ notice to all the individuals, and they were then sent back,” he said to reporters at Bukit Aman today.

The minister said the action taken was in accordance with standard operating procedures which dictate that all tourists originating from Wuhan and Hubei province are prohibited from gaining admission into Malaysia through all entry points.

— BERNAMA