Vastavam Web: Many countries across the globe have taken a call to ease the lockdown restrictions to get things back on track. However, some countries have reversed the decision as the outbreak has not weakened yet. In the wake of this, Malaysia has decided to restrict nationals of 22 countries to their country as a safety measure, and tourists from selected nations will only be allowed until the pandemic ends.
Malaysia has extended its pandemic movement restrictions including a ban on foreign tourists until the end of the year.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised address late Friday that global cases have been rising and the country has seen sporadic virus clusters even though the situation was under control. Muhyiddin said the extension of restrictions will not disrupt daily activities as most businesses and schools have resumed. Only nightclubs and entertainment centers remain shut and international sporting events prohibited. Borders will stay closed and those entering the country will be quarantined.