KUCHING: The public is advised to not land themselves in the state of panic over the now spreading Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii urged the people to take the necessary precautions and seek medical professionals if they are feeling ill.
“I have received news that three people have been tested positive in Malaysia, so I am deeply concerned with this trend.
“That’s why I advise the public to take the necessary precautions, including avoiding public places,” he said.
Dr Yii said that he supports the initiative by the Health Ministry which has mobilised their safety protocols in terms of isolation of the three cases as well as to detect the different people who came into contact with the affected.
He urged the state health department to tighten the state borders and employ the use of thermo-sensors at the local airports to ensure that the virus will not spread.
“Let us not panic as we can work together and cooperate to make sure our society is safe. We are lucky that now is the school holidays, I think some of the most susceptible people are the little children,” he told reporters when met at Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs deputy minister open house ceremony on Saturday.
Dr Yii said that he hopes to distribute masks to the students when the school are in session as well as educate them in basic precautionary issues like washing hands, covering their mouth when coughing and sneezing.