KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): Up to 147 Chinese citizens from Hubei province has been denied entry into the country since Jan 27 (when the government suspended entry for Chinese from Hubei following a spike in coronavirus cases), The Malaysian Insight reported.
PUTRAJAYA (Feb 4): The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) today held its first Tourism Recovery Action Committee meeting to discuss its planned strategies in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 4): China said 425 people had died from the coronavirus outbreak as of yesterday as the number of infections rose.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3): Based on the latest findings, experts in China have stated that novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) "could be transmitted through the digestive system", Xinhua reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3): China has been Malaysia’s third biggest tourist source country after Singapore and Indonesia since 2012, displacing Thailand from the top three.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3): To say Malaysia’s much anticipated Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is not off to a good start is probably an understatement, what with the severe blow dealt to the tourism industry by the Wuhan virus, now a global health emergency that has caused the death of over 300 and infected over 14,000 worldwide since the start of the outbreak at end-December.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 31): Malaysia's economy could be hit harder by the Wuhan virus outbreak compared with the SARS outbreak in 2003, should concerns about the latest coronavirus infection persist as long as it did during the SARS episode, said Credit Suisse.