The world is still on the edge as the number of infected and died from the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) continues to climb.
Malaysians stranded in the center of the outbreak, Wuhan, feared for their lives and pleaded for the government to help bring them home and are willing to abide to any instructions including quarantine.
Thankfully, the government has sent out a special flight and team to extract Malaysians in Wuhan to bring them home.
Underwent health screenings
According to The Star
, the special flight has safely landed in Malaysia on Tuesday morning.
The flight carried 133 passengers and departed from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at 1.26am and landed at KLIA at 5.57am.
107 passengers were the Malaysians who were stranded in Wuhan, while the rest were 12 crewmembers, eight humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) mission personnel and six officers from the Malaysian embassy in Beijing.
All passengers onboard the AirAsia flight will undergo a health screening upon arrival at the air disaster unit (ADU) at KLIA.
They will not be allowed to enter the KLIA building and those with symptoms would be sent to the hospital while the rest will be sent to a monitoring centre to be quarantined for 14 days.
No visitors including family members will be allowed to visit those quarantined.
“Upon arrival the flight from Wuhan will land at KLIA. Rather than entering the terminal building, passengers will be transported by special buses to the Air Disaster Unit building for decontamination and entry screening. This will be conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department’s Hazmat unit,” Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad was quoted as saying.
Welcome home Malaysians, and well done to everyone that made this happen, especially the team that was sent to Wuhan.