Media Statement by MyCEB on Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 February 2020: The recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has seen many lives affected around the world. As the disease expands, global authorities together with its citizens are stepping up to combat the situation for prevention and cure.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) will follow all travel advisory & health advisory issued by the national crisis committee on the spread of the epidemic. MyCEB is actively playing its active role in creating efforts, especially through the business events community.

The Organisation is committed to the following:

1. Focused awareness
As the business events industry commands high traffic arrivals from around the globe, MyCEB will stay focus on educating its stakeholders within the community including hospitality operators, Professionals Conference Organisers (PCOs) and more. MyCEB aim to ensure the strictest in communicating and effective implementation of measures by relevant authorities.

2. Ensuring timely and accurate updates
MyCEB is working with authorities that are closest to the Bureau, including the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia as well as its counterpart, the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) to cascade valid news and statements to relevant stakeholders. This is to ensure that only genuine news is communicated, cutting down rumours via social media platforms.

3. The offering of intellectual aid
Playing its role best as the go-to organisation for business events, MyCEB is also dedicated to knowledge exchange with affected or countries who have the know-how on how to rebuild communities that are suffering from the illness. The Bureau looks forward to any parties who are able or require the attention and help.

MyCEB, representing the business events community of Malaysia, expresses its heartfelt sympathy to all victims of the illness. The Bureau wishes those who are on the road to recovery the best in health.

For more information on this outbreak, please refer to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) Malaysia website.

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