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Govt approves flights to bring back Indians stranded at Kuala Lumpur airport due to COVID-19

Updated: March 18, 2020 11:09 am

Government has approved Air Asia flights for Delhi and Vizag to help Indians stranded at Kuala Lumpur airport due to the coronavirus outbreak. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet that the flights have been approved as Indian students and other passengers waiting in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport are facing a difficult situation.

He asked them to contact the airline saying that these are tough times and they should understand the precautions. According to reports, over 200 Indians, mostly students, were stuck at Kuala Lumpur Airport due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

India has banned the entry of passengers from European Union countries, Turkey and the UK till 31st of Mrach. It has also closed its doors to those from Afghanistan, the Philippines and Malaysia.

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