COVID-19: Honeymoon couple from Odisha stuck in Kuala Lumpur appeals for rescue

Nabarangpur:  Amidst the coronavirus scare,  a newly-wed couple from Odisha’s Nabarangpur, who was on a honeymoon trip, has requested the State Government to extend help for their return as they are stuck in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

The couple-Pallabi Mishra and Shankar Haldar-of Ichhabatiguda area of Nabarangpur took a velfie and shared it on WhatsApp urging the Government of India and Odisha Government to initiate steps for bringing them back to their home.

Reportedly, the couple tied the nuptial knot on February 26 and left for Malaysia on March 12 on a honeymoon trip. They were supposed to return to Odisha on March 17. However, they could not return as the scheduled flight was cancelled as part of the precautionary measures that are being taken by the India Government to deal with the highly infectious coronavirus.

The couple later booked tickets for another flight after getting informed that it will fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and again to Visakhapatnam. But by the end of the day, the flight was also cancelled leaving the couple running short of cash in the foreign country. Distressed and with no option left, the couple documented a video seeking help from the state and the Union Governments.

“We are stuck in the airport for the last two days. We are running short of money and starving without getting proper food. There are many more Indians with us here. We heard that many Indian students were flown back to India recently. So, I request Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to kindly reach out to the Indian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and help us get back to our home,” Pallabi says in the video.


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