Malindo Air Crews Quarantined in Zhengzhou China
We just saw this update from Malindo Air Official Facebook Page a few hours ago. Malindo Air confirmed that six of their crews have been quarantined in Zhengzhou as there was a passenger from Hubei is suspected with coronavirus. The crews have been quarantined for up to 14 days and please take note that they are quarantined and not yet tested positive.
The crews were operating Malindo Air flight from Kuala Lumpur to Zhengzhou on 24th January 2020. The full statement is as below.
UPDATE (26 January 2020):
Malindo Air would like to confirm that 6 of its crew have been quarantined (for up to 14 days) in Zhengzhou as there was a passenger from Hubei province on-board, who is suspected with coronavirus. These crew operated flight from Kuala Lumpur to Zhengzhou on 24th January.
Malindo Air is closely monitoring the situation and providing all necessary assistance to the crew as well as authorities in China, to minimise the spread of the coronavirus.
As we speak, proactive screening of passengers on the ground and tighter control over the movement of our passengers for all flights to and from Mainland China are on going. All Chinese passengers from Hubei province (as shown in passport) must produce medical certificate to proof that they are fit to fly. Passengers who are found unfit to travel will be denied to board the flight.Source: https://www.facebook.com/malindoair/
We read there are many rumours and speculations on the Wuhan Coronavirus in Langkawi Malaysia and Malindo Air also posted another statement on that.
UPDATE (26 January 2020):
Malindo Air would like to reiterate that all flights from China are being screened thoroughly prior to departure, to contain the spread of the corona virus. The same procedure of screening is being done at all entry points in Malaysia.
With regards to the online news being circulated in social media, claiming that Chinese tourists arrived in Langkawi to escape virus, Malindo Air would like to highlight that the images used are taken from first tourist arrival in year 2020 by Langkawi Tourism. This misguided news is to be ignored as it portrays Malaysian authorities negatively.
Malindo Air operates charter flights from Langkawi to Nanjing thrice weekly, and working closely with all relevant authorities, both in Malaysia and China to contain the spread of the virus. Proactive screening of passengers on the ground and tighter control over the movement of our passengers for all flights to and from mainland China are ongoing. Passengers who are found unfit to travel will be denied boarding.
There are too many speculations and rumours on social media and we hope this will clear up those unfounded stories and theories.
For more information, you can contact the Malindo Air Customer Care team at [email protected] call +603 7841 5388 (8am – 10pm) for further information.