CORONAVIRUS: SELANGOR SITUATION DOES NOT NECESSITATE SCALING DOWN LARGE PROGRAMMES, ACTIVITIES

SITI AISYAH HARUN

SHAH ALAM, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- All activities or programmes of large-scale public involvement in Selangor are being carried out as usual despite the 2019 novel coronavirus infection in the country.

Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said this was because the coronavirus infection, especially in the state had not reached the stage necessitating the need to suspend all activities and programmes involving the public.

He said although a Selangor citizen was diagnosed positive for coronavirus, it was because the individual had a history of travelling to Singapore for a conference with international delegates, including some from China.

“We have held a special action meeting with the Health Ministry on this issue yesterday. There are no proposals or directions for us to stop (programmes involving the public) as the ministry has been able to effectively control the spread of the coronovirus.

“However, people should always take appropriate precautions if they have symptoms such as fever, cough and cold by getting early treatment so that the government can control (the spread) the disease,” he told a press conference after the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting here today.

Asked about the entry of foreign vessels in Port Klang, Amirudin said the state government was constantly monitoring and carrying out close surveillance of incoming and outgoing ships from areas at risk of coronavirus.

Yesterday, the Johor government decided to suspend all large-scale public gatherings organised by the administration scheduled for this month following the spread of the coronavirus.

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