PUTRAJAYA, Jan 26 — Malaysia has the capacity to deal with the 2019 novel coronavirus situation after having successfully dealt with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola virus and Nipah virus in the past, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Azizah Wan Ismail said today.

“It shows that we have the capacity to take care of ourselves, but we need the cooperation of all Malaysians. Don’t spread fake news, it scares people and gives the impression we are panicking. It is important for us to take care of each other,” she told a media conference after chairing a high-level novel coronavirus coordination meeting here today.

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