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Stranded Cambodians to return from Malaysia

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Archive: Cambodian migrant workers camp out at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on April 7 after their flights were cancelled. Cambodian Muslim Media Centre

A group of 158 Cambodians are scheduled to fly from Malaysia to Phnom Penh today after having been stranded in Malaysia during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a source from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH754 is set to arrive in Phnom Penh at 9:50am.

The Cambodian passengers are both workers and students who have been unable to return home amid the pandemic.

Two of the passengers are Malaysian and will depart on a connecting flight returning to Kuala Lumpur on the same day.

The flight has been organised with the cooperation between the Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines.

Following the requirements set by the Ministry of Health, they will be required to undergo lab tests for COVID-19 and placed under a two-week quarantine in the capital before being allowed to leave for their homes, where they will be required to sequester themselves for another 14 days.

Last week 219 passengers, 212 of whom were Cambodians, arrived in the Kingdom following a direct repatriation flight from Malaysia.


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