This is a public service announcement to all Over A Cuppa Tea readers.
All those on AirAsia Flight AK5358 last Wednesday, 13 May 2009 from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang to Penang is advised to report themselves to the nearest health department for H1N1 screening and to be placed under home quarantine if necessary.
Passengers with any flu symptoms must get themselves warded at the nearest hospital immediately. The five crew members on the flight have already been located and quarantined for further investigation.
There were 102 passengers all believed to be Malaysians on the flight, among them the country’s second A (H1N1) flu case, a 21-year-old female Malaysian student who had flown in from the United States.
And up to date, The Health Ministry is still searching for 76 passengers on board on AirAsia AK5358 and MAS MH091 on May 13 who were exposed to two patients infected with the virus. Those passengers must join the others in home quarantine and call 03 88810200/300 immediately.
The seven passengers who were yet to be located had been on the MAS flight from Newark, United States while another 69 were on the AirAsia flight from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang to Penang.