Coronavirus: Malaysian airports quiet ahead of travel ban; experts warn that domestic travel defeats containment measures

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered a nationwide restriction of movement that takes effect on March 18 until the end of the month. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's main airports KLIA, KLIA2 and Subang were quiet on Tuesday (March 17), the last day for Malaysians to leave the country, and for foreigners to enter under a restricted movement order that begins on Wednesday (March 18).

Checks on some airline websites showed that tickets for flights to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur (KL) were unavailable on Tuesday (March 17), although it is unclear if they were sold out or if the flights had been cancelled, as suggested by some social media posts.

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