Vastavam web: Malaysia on Thursday added at least nine more countries, including the United States, Britain and France, to its list of long-term immigration pass holders to be barred from the country. Malaysia’s government on Tuesday said it would from Sept 7 bar entry of pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy.
Malaysia, which has reported just 9,374 Covid-19 cases and 128 deaths as of Thursday, has banned tourists and business traveller from entering the country since March, when it imposed strict curbs on movement and commerce to contain the spread. The expanded list also includes Brazil, France, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh. “We will add more (countries) that are considered high risk,” Ismail Sabri was quoted as saying by Bernama.