Wuhan virus outbreak: China workers to be quarantined upon arrival in Sarawak

Abang Johari (seated fifth left) in a photo-call with other guests during his Chinese New Year visit to Federation of Miri Division Chinese Associations Sarawak president Datuk David Goh Kien Ping in Piasau.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Jan 30: Workers from China will be quarantined upon their return here from their homeland following the Wuhan novel coronavirus outbreak, disclosed Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Meanwhile, he added, there will be no new recruitment (of workers) from China following the outbreak.

“We have stop any new recruitments from China,” he said, when met during his Chinese New Year rounds in Miri recently.

“Most of the employees are on their festive holiday (for the Chinese New Year) in China, and we will quarantine them upon their return to Sarawak as a precautionary measure,” he said.

He pointed out that the state government is monitoring the sitiation very closely and that a strict quarantine is to ensure the disease is contained. — DayakDaily