by HARIZAH KAMEL/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI
MALAYSIA Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) will follow all travel and health advisory issued by the national crisis committee following the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
In a statement, MyCEB said it will play an active role in creating efforts, especially through business events community, focusing on awareness, ensuring timely and accurate updates, and the offering of intellectual aid to stakeholders.
“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 and professional conference organisers.
“MyCEB aims to ensure the strictest in communicating and effective implementation of measures by relevant authorities,” it said.
Additionally, the bureau said it is working with authorities, including the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) and 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,” it said.
As the go-to organisation for business events, MyCEB is also dedicated to knowledge exchange with affected countries or countries that have the know-how to rebuild communities that are suffering from the illness.
Representing the business events community of Malaysia, the bureau also expressed its heartfelt sympathy to all victims of the illness and wishes the best in health for those recovering.
Meanwhile, the total number of 2019-nCoV cases reported in Malaysia has reached 14 as at press time yesterday.
Following the increase of confirmed cases and the spreading of the virus worldwide, some local companies have cancelled or postponed their events until at least the third quarter.