COVID-19: View from Malaysia

Malaysia has been one of the Asian countries worst hit by COVID-19. Amirul Ruslan offers us an inside look at the impact from Kuala Lumpur.

Flag-carrier Malaysia Airlines has a fleet of 84 aircraft, ranging from the Boeing 737-800 up to the Airbus A380.

TRAVEL OF any sort in Malaysia has been hit hard by restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. What appeared to be a manageable problem has rapidly escalated into a crisis and lockdown. Even domestic journeys are heavily limited under a government movement control order involving threats of jail-time.

On January 25, Malaysia was one of the first countries outside of China to register a COVID-19 case. Expectations of a rapid response to the outbreak have been dashed, with the nation having the highest number of confirmed cases in the region at 1,800 as of March 25.

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