KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 -- Five hundred and fifty-eight Malaysians who were stranded in India after the republic shut its airspace and borders to contain the Covid-19 outbreak have safely arrived home today, deputy foreign minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar said.

In a statement issued today, he said that Malaysians and Cambodians who are stranded in each other's nation would also be repatriated.

"The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) wishes to inform that 558 Malaysians have arrived safely from Chennai and Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) via three (3) AirAsia special aircrafts. A total of 186 Malaysians arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) from Chennai at 5.50am by AK-013 flight.

"Meanwhile, another 372 people arrived from Tr...