PHNOM PENH (1) - France and Malaysia have organized chartered flights to fly out tons of of their citizens stranded in Cambodia after Southeast Asian nation sealed borders and canceled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We try to discover options for stranded French vacationers who've their flights canceled or can't undergo transit hubs in the area anymore,” Hugo Wavrin, political and press counselor on the French Embassy in Cambodia informed 1 on Friday.
A particular charter flight departed on Thursday with 413 French folks on board, Wavrin mentioned.
He mentioned one other 100 French nationals can be leaving Cambodia on Saturday and plenty of extra can be leaving in the subsequent two days aboard common business flights.
Malaysia additionally despatched a particular airplane to take home 111 stranded Malaysian nationals on Wednesday, mentioned Cambodia’s International Minister Prak Sokhonn.
On the similar time, Cambodia coordinated with Malaysia to repatriate six Cambodians stranded in Malaysia, Sokhonn mentioned in a Fb put up on Thursday.
Cambodia reported two new coronavirus instances on Thursday, taking its whole to 98, the well being ministry mentioned.
Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore