Medical workers in protective suits check a CT (computed tomography) scan image of a patient at a community health service center, which has an isolated section to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus and suspected patients of the virus, in Qingshan district of Wuhan, Hubei province, China. - China Daily via Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: There are no cases of Malaysians being admitted at hospitals in China on suspicion of contracting the coronavirus (Covid-19).

The matter was confirmed by Malaysian ambassador in China, Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin.

He said the Malaysian Embassy in China in Beijing is working closely with the Chinese government in gathering information and keeping abreast with the development involving Malaysians in the republic.

Chinese president Xi Jinping, he said, had also assured Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the government of China would look after the welfare and treat Malaysians who are still in the republic as one of their own.

“The strong diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China has enabled sharing of information and updates on the outbreak.

“Malaysians have been given assurance that they will receive just treatment irrespective of the development (related to the outbreak) in the republic.

“The Malaysian Embassy in China is in constant communications with Malaysians who are still in the republic to check on their safety and ensure that they will be provided with necessary assistance if needed,” he said when contacted.

Nurshirwan said at the moment, there are 57 Malaysians comprising students, professionals and tourists who are still in Wuhan and that they are in good situation.

A team of six officers from the Malaysian Embassy in China was deployed to Wuhan to facilitate the evacuation of Malaysians together with their spouses and children from the Chinese provincial capital of Hubei.

The officers also accompanied the 107 Malaysians together with their non-citizen spouses and children who arrived home via an AirAsia flight on Feb 4.

Also on the same flight were 12 cabin crew members and eight Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) personnel from Malaysia.