February 11, 2020 / 10:17 AM / 14 days ago

Malaysia drafting stimulus for tourism, retail and aviation after virus outbreak

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Malaysia is crafting a stimulus package for tourism, retail and aviation industries due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Tuesday after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

“Today’s meeting discussed specifically the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak on the country’s economic growth,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Among the sectors identified are the services sectors such as the tourism, retail and aviation industries.” (Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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