KUALA LUMPUR – Transport Minister Anthony Loke said that No decision has been made so far to restrict flights from China to Malaysia after the advisory of World Health Organization that the 2019 novel coronavirus was now a public health emergency.
“So far we have not blocked any flights from China. But Chinese nationals flying from China are not allowed to enter Sabah.
It’s a decision by the Sabah cabinet,” He said in an interview.
Loke said the government is looking for various implications if they restrict the flight to and from China.
Simply blocking flight could result in both Malaysian and Chinese citizens being stranded in both countries.
The Health Ministry is taking precautionary measures as of the moment to check and monitor the health of passengers arriving from China.