The government is currently pulling strings to get Malaysians stranded abroad, home following global travel restrictions imposed by a number of nations including our own amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) is preparing to evacuate more than 300 Malaysian made up of students, medical workers, government officials and those who were working and living in Bangladesh evacuated out of the country.
The “rescue” mission will be carried out by a Malaysian Airlines (MAB) flight which was given special clearance by the Bangladesh government to enter and leave the country.
According to the Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, more than 1,000 Malaysian citizens who were stuck in Uzbekistan, Egypt, the Maldives, Nigeria, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, India, and Iran have been safely brought back.
Meanwhile, Wisma Putra is still working on negotiating with other countries such as Italy to bring more stranded Malaysians home.
These “arriving” Malaysians are naturally to be placed under strict quarantine procedures, and Wisma Putra is working closely with the Health Ministry (MOH) in order to facilitate these needs.
Malaysian embassies across the world are also working to provide any needed support and accommodations to those who are stranded with nowhere to go and promises that they will be taken care of.
Flexing its foreign relations muscles, Wisma Putra was also tackling to get international support for the country to better stand against the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the ministry, China has agreed to hold a special video conference session between medical experts in our two countries to share knowledge, experiences, and strategies to combat Covid-19.
Wisma Putra is also working to get medical supplies and equipment from nations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to replenish the country’s limited stocks.
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