Malaysia goes into total lockdown amid worsening Covid-19 outbreak

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Malaysia goes into total lockdown amid worsening Covid-19 outbreak” – below is their description.

Malaysia began a two-week nationwide lockdown on June 1, 2021, to battle a surge in Covid-19 infections in the country. Only essential businesses such as banks, supermarkets and medical clinics are allowed to open, while travelling across the country remains banned. As of May 31, Malaysia had reported 12 consecutive days of more than 6,000 daily infections, according to the World Health Organization. The Malaysian government also announced a 40 billion ringgit (US$9.7 billion) stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the lockdown.

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