Malaysia to bar long-term go holders from India, Indonesia, Philippines

Kuala Lumpur, September 1

Malaysia on Tuesday stated it could bar entry of long-term immigration go holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines from September 7, in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus circumstances amid a spate of recent clusters within the nation.

Health authorities in Southeast Asia’s third-largest financial system have recorded over 9,300 circumstances as of Tuesday, and 128 deaths, with new circumstances present in clusters detected in not less than 4 states.

The entry ban on go holders from the three international locations will embrace everlasting residents, expatriates, college students and people on partner visas and individuals of Malaysia’s ‘My Second Home’ programme, senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob stated.

“The decision was made on the advice of the health ministry to clamp down on the spread of imported COVID-19 cases,” Ismail Sabri stated in a televised information convention.

India is the third most affected nation by the pandemic behind the United States and Brazil, with its coronavirus tally reaching almost 3.7 million on Tuesday.

A complete of seven,505 individuals have died of the coronavirus in Indonesia, the very best within the area, whereas the Philippines, which has reported over 224,000 circumstances, has seen a steady rise in infections. — Reuters

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