Malaysian High Commission stops issuing visas

By: News Desk      Published: 01:15 PM, 19 Mar, 2020
Malaysian High Commission stops issuing visas

The Malaysian high commission in Islamabad on Thursday stopped issuing visas, reported 24NewsHD, as the country is employing tougher measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The high commission has barred everyone except its own citizens from entering the premises and ordered the Malaysian nationals to adopt precautionary measures before visiting.

However, they would be allowed to enter only a thorough checking by the security officials.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian citizens can now apply for new passports and birth registration via email.

Earlier on Monday, Malaysia announced some of the most far-reaching measures yet imposed in Southeast Asia, with strict nationwide controls locking down all travel in or out of the country in an effort to stem the coronavirus infections.

The Malaysians are now banned from travelling abroad, while foreign tourists and visitors will be restricted from entering the country. All Malaysians who have just returned from overseas will be required to undergo a health check and self-quarantine for 14 days.

The month-long restrictions also include a ban on all religious, sports, social, and cultural activities.

All houses of worship and business premises will be closed, with the exception of supermarkets, wet markets, grocery shops and convenience stores selling daily necessities. Most government premises, except those providing essential services such as water and electricity, will also be closed.

Schools, universities and other educational institutions will be closed until the end of the month.