ECRL’s China workers told to delay return to Malaysia

ECRL workers who returned to China for the Chinese New Year have been told to postpone their trip back. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese workers of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project who returned to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year have been advised to postpone their trip back to Malaysia until the coronavirus is brought under control.

Malaysia Rail Link, which owns the project, said the decision was in line with the Emergency Management Plan for the control of contagious diseases including the 2019 novel coronavirus and influenza A prepared by the main contractor, China Communications Construction ECRL Sdn Bhd (CCC-ECRL).

He said the measures were prepared by CCC-ECRL before the holidays.

Other measures include thermal screening and health monitoring, which have been enforced at all ECRL work sites, it said.

“All the actions proposed in the plan are now in place in an effort to keep the contagious virus at bay,” it said.