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Kuala Lumpur Restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of the new coronavirus in Malaysia will remain in place for another month, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Sunday.
Schools and places of worship remain closed until June 9, as does Malaysia’s border, he said.
Muhyiddin’s government imposed a strictly enforced lockdown from March 18 until last Monday - when some rules were relaxed to allow people exercise outdoors, dine in at restaurants and return to work in sectors not previously deemed “essential.”
Muhyiddin justified the relaxation by saying that Malaysia’s economy was shedding the equivalent of a half a billion dollars a day.
Malaysia has confirmed 6,589 cases of Covid-19, the occasionally fatal disease caused by the virus. (DPA)
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