Malaysia tightens COVID-19 constraints

Malaysia tightens COVID-19 constraints

Malaysian senior health official announced today that the pace of country’s new COVID-19 infections appears to be slowing. The official citing research by a government-backed think tank and attributed the slowing of the epidemic to severe curbs on movement, instituted by the government.

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Malaysia has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia, with 2,908 reported infections and 45 deaths, Reuters said. The country has imposed restrictions on travel and non-essential business until April 14.

On Wednesday, Malaysia tightened the restrictions further, limiting operating hours for essential businesses such as supermarkets, food delivery services and public transport.

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