At the first meeting, both states agreed that they will continue entry screenings and further align health screening protocols at the land borders, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Under the collaboration, platforms will be activated for experts to exchange information on the clinical management of patients, as well as to share surveillance data for better monitoring the spread of the disease.

In addition, it was agreed to exchange information, such as national advisories and public messaging on the virus, according to data provided by The Star.

Coronavirus, originated from Wuhan in China's Hubei province in late December, has cost lives of 2,858 people so far, while confirmed cases exceed 83.392.

As of Tuesday, Malaysia had 22 confirmed cases of the virus, among whom 18 have recovered and been discharged.

Singapore now has 91 cases, 58 of which have fully recovered.

The joint working group is expected to next meet in March.