212 MALAYSIANS STRANDED - 2

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Meanwhile, in a separate statement, Kamaruddin said four AirAsia aircraft and two from Malaysia Airlines (MAS) were still waiting for landing approvals from the Indian government to bring home 1,323 Malaysians stranded in the country.

They are stranded in India after the Indian authorities cancelled flights from international destinations including Malaysia to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The ministry also expressed its gratitude to the Indian government for their assistance in bringing home 372 Malaysians from Chennai and Trichy on board of a chartered flight sponsored by MIC.

 Earlier today, the ministry had successfully evacuated 46 Malaysians, eight Singaporean and an Indonesians from Iran. All of them are currently undergoing a  14-day quarantine at a surveillance centre.

-- BERNAMA