Malaysia extends lockdown by another 2 weeks until June 28

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Malaysia said Friday it will extend its nationwide lockdown by another two weeks until June 28 as the government is still grappling with soaring COVID-19 cases. "The decision was made after taking into consideration that the number of daily cases is still high at more than 5,000 cases a day," Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement. The country was placed under a two-week lockdown on June 1 with only essential manufacturing and services sectors allowed to operate. Shopping malls, schools and even public parks have been closed. People's movements are also restricted, with only ...

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