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