(Kuala Lumpur): Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (2019 - nCoV) and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency yesterday, the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) announced with regret that they would cancel the Lunar New Year Celebration that will be held on Sunday February 2, 2020. The President of MCCC Datuk Tan Yew Sing said that over the years, MCCC has organized Lunar New Year celebration to invite members and entrepreneurs from home and abroad to join and celebrate the festival together. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, MCCC resolved to cancel the Lunar New Year celebration which originally scheduled to be held on Sunday February 2 at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
“China is at a challenging moment now, as a show of concern and support, MCCC has purchased 10,000 medical gloves to send to the epidemic areas”, Tan said.
Tan added that like what academician Zhong Nanshan, leader of the high- level expert group of the National Health Commission of China said “early detection and isolation are the most primitive and effective methods to prevent and control the epidemic situation”. Tan believed that with the highest concern of WHO and the stringent safety measures of the governments of Malaysia and China, the epidemic situation will be under control.