March 17, 2020 / 4:13 AM / 23 days ago

Malaysia postpones pre-APEC meeting due to virus spread - govt

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Reuters) - Malaysia has postponed a three-day meeting of finance and central bank officials from APEC countries that was scheduled to start on Tuesday because of the coronavirus outbreak, a government spokeswoman said.

“The decision was made as a measure to protect the safety and health of all delegates as well as the secretariat,” the spokeswoman said in a statement, adding no new date has been set yet.

Malaysia is slated to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November. (Reporting by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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