Exco Soon Hin urges tourism stakeholders take precautionary measures following Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Penang State EXCO for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage YB Yeoh Soon Hin has urged tourism stakeholders to be vigilant following the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Yeoh said tourism players need to take precautionary measures with the China authorities confirming that the coronavirus can potentially pass person-to-person.

“We have many tourism attractions which are popular among domestic and international tourists, who come from many countries of the world.

“I hope tourism players especially frontliners can have awareness to take preventive measures” he said in a statement.

Yeoh said everyone plays a role in being vigilant and he has since issued a letter urging all tourism players to be proactive in taking precaution.

“If anyone displayed symptoms including high fever, cough and breathing difficulty, then they should visit the nearest clinic for examination,” he said.


新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情扩散,槟州旅游、艺术、文化及遗产事务委员会主席杨顺兴,促请州内各景区管理层即刻采取防范措施,防患于未然。

“此肺炎已经传出人传人的个案,州内景区是国内外游客流量最高的地方,因此不可轻视。”

杨顺兴今日发文告说,防疫工作,人人有责,其行政办公室发公函予州内景区管理层,提醒旅游领域业者们加强警惕到访游客。

“一旦有人出现疑似肺炎症状,如发烧、咳嗽、呼吸困难,务必马上建议他们前往就近诊所接受检查。”

Sdr Yeoh’s media statement on Buletin Mutiara’s official Facebook page:

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 22 – Penang State EXCO for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage YB Yeoh Soon Hin has urged tourism…

Posted by Buletin Mutiara on Wednesday, 22 January 2020