No economic implications of Wuhan virus outbreak yet, says Azmin

Published on 28 Jan 2020 5:20:12 PM

The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak has not shown any implications on Malaysia’s economy so far but it would affect the nation's growth if the outbreak continues to spread, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. 

Azmin said that on Tuesday, adding that there is no need yet for Malaysia to temporarily stop the imports of products from China, particularly Wuhan, and the government had taken various proactive measures to contain the outbreak and monitor it closely.

Meanwhile, Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the ministry has taken proactive steps to ensure the safety of food imported into Malaysia.