Malaysia is banning the entry of all foreign visitors during the period of March 18-31. Residents of the country are barred from traveling overseas. Places of worship, schools and business premises will be shut except for markets that supply daily needs.
 
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said it in a televised address late Monday. The emergency measures are effective during March 18 - 31, he said.
 
At the same time foreigners will be allowed to leave Malaysia.