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Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese parents who refused quarantine of toddler stopped in Malaysia

Christian Fernsby |
Two Chinese nationals who took their toddler, suspected to have been infected with the Wuhan virus, out of a public hospital in Johor to avoid quarantine, were detained at Senai International Airport, near Kulai on Saturday night.

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Johor police chief Kamarudin Md Din said they were detained at about 9.20pm, while they were about to board a flight to China.

He said they were later referred to a hospital for further examination.

On Saturday, a copy of the police report filed by a doctor from a public hospital about the Chinese nationals who dodged quarantine on their two year old child went viral on social media.

Based on the police report, the toddler who had flu like symptoms, was advised to be put under quarantine at the hospital.

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