Malaysia has expanded a ban on guests from China to incorporate Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, after China’s resolution to lock down cities within the provinces to curb the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed over 800 lives.
The Southeast Asian nation on Jan. 27 imposed a temporary ban on travellers arriving from the town of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, and the encompassing province of Hubei.
Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mentioned the choice follows China’s transfer to increase its lockdown to 5 cities in Zhejiang and two in Jiangsu.
China’s Hubei province, the place Wuhan is the capital, has been on lockdown since Jan. 23.
” travel restrictions will be enforced in accordance with the lock-down region imposed by the Chinese Government,” Wan Azizah mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.
The restriction can be imposed on all vacationers no matter nationality who’ve visited Hubei, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, she added.
Malaysia has reported 16 confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus as of Saturday, two of which had been discharged after making a restoration.
The demise toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached 811 as of Saturday, in accordance with China’s Nationwide Well being Fee.