Government AffairsAPEC summit in the balance; Danes face lockout

Malaysia bans large public gatherings

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Large international meetings under threat as Malaysia tightens virus response
Large international meetings under threat as Malaysia tightens virus response

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia is weighing up a move to delay or cancel the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit the nation is scheduled to host in November, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, the government banned  public gatherings of more than 250 people in Malaysia, including international events.

Malaysia has also added Denmark into its Covid-19 travel restriction list, following a decision by the European country to go into lockdown.

All Danish nationals and citizens of other countries who have been to Denmark are not allowed to enter Malaysia or be on transit at any of the country’s entry points. Malaysians returning from Denmark must undergo home quarantine for 14 days.

Prior to this, Malaysia has imposed travel bans on people coming from affected areas in China, Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy.

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