VIETNAMESE EMBASSY SUPPORTS CITIZEN STRANDED AT MALAYSIAN AIRPORT

RAVICHANDRAN A/L RAJAMANICKAM
KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) – The Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia has taken citizen protection measures as a Vietnamese citizens was stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Ha Vi Lam, 30, working in Macau (China), boarded a plane home on March 18 and transited in Malaysia. However, he was stranded at the airport as the Malaysian government had enforced the Movement Control Order (MCO), which bans all foreigners from entering Malaysia from March 18 to March 31, in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in the country. Along with support for his meals, the embassy is helping Lam to seek a flight home, which is expected to be after March 31, following the end of the MCO’s two-week enforcement. In case of emergency, Vietnamese citizens in Malaysia is recommended to contact the embassy’s round-the-clock hotline (+60) 1136 682 866 or email address vnemb.my@mofa.gov.vn./.

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