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Malaysia tightens border as omicron stalls shift to 'endemic COVID'

Travelers from eight African countries barred, with list to be updated daily

Travelers from Singapore arrive in Kuala Lumpur under the new vaccinated travel lane on Nov. 29. This lane remains open, but Malaysia is pausing plans for other similar arrangements.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is barring foreign visitors from countries hit by the omicron variant of COVID-19, effective Wednesday, the Health Ministry announced.

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