131 Malaysians stranded in Yemen arrive home safely

131 Malaysians stranded in Yemen arrive home safely

Kuala Lumpur, (UNA-OIC) – The first group of 131 Malaysians reportedly stranded in Yemen since March following the COVID-19 pandemic, arrived safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via a specially chartered Egypt Air flight at 8.34 am this morning, Bernama reported.

Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said the second group of 17 people was scheduled to arrive tomorrow via an Emirates commercial flight.

He said the journey of all 148 Malaysians started yesterday (Aug 1) with flights from Seiyoun, Yemen to Cairo, Egypt, before continuing in two separate flights to Malaysia.

He said all the Malaysians would have to undergo COVID-19 screening tests upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and then go through a quarantine process at a quarantine station designated by the government for further monitoring.

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