Malaysia extends COVID-19 lockdown for 2 more weeks

12-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Malaysia on Friday extended a national lockdown imposed to curb a surge in coronavirus infections for two more weeks, with the latest restrictions to end on June 28, security minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a woman to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, June 2, 2021. (Reuters)

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a woman to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, June 2, 2021. (Reuters)

The lockdown, originally set to end on June 14, was announced as the Southeast Asian nation began reporting record levels of COVID-19 infections and deaths last month.

Malaysia on Friday reported 6,849 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 646,411, with 3,768 deaths overall.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/malaysia-extends-covid-19-lockdown-2-more-weeks-2021-06-11/

 

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