Malaysians cautiously embrace partial lifting of COVID-19 lockdown May 05, 2020 0 152 12345 DPAKuala LumpurAfter seven weeks of being told by authorities to “dudak rumah,” or stay at home, Malaysians tentatively resumed some aspects of pre-coronavirus life on Monday.Some businesses reopened and restaurants were allowed to cater to in-house diners seated at a distance.In Kuala Lumpur, a usually heaving city of 8 million people, traffic and footfall were far below pre-lockdown levels on Monday morning - after a weekend of nationwide debate about whether the partial lifting of restrictions was premature.Asked why his outlet was still only serving takeaway, a waiter at a Kuala Lumpur restaurant, who asked not to be identified, said: “We’re concerned about the health aspect and we’re not fully ready yet.” Malaysia has confirmed 6,298 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, and 105 related deaths, with 4,413 of the cases listed as recovered by the Health Ministry. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Coronavirus cases pass 145,000 in new European blackspot Russia May 05, 2020 0 414 Japan extends pandemic state of emergency until May 31 May 05, 2020 0 484 Train fares for regional migrants in India spark political furore May 05, 2020 0 106 China defends virus record, accuses US of ‘groundless’ distraction DPA Berlin Chinese state media hit back at the US on Monday, accusing President Donald Trump’s administration of trying to distract from its own “incompetence” with allegations about the spread of the novel .. Trans-Tasman travel on the agenda for NZ and Australian PMs meeting DPA Wellington The possibility of making it easier to travel between their two countries will be on the agenda as New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern joins Australia’s national cabinet meeting on Tuesday. At a .. China province launches anti-racism push after outrage AFP Beijing China’s southern Guangdong province has launched a raft of anti-discrimination policies targeting businesses and venues after a heavy-handed crackdown on the African community sparked international .. Bangladesh to reopen shopping centres amid virus shutdown DPA Dhaka Amid a nationwide shutdown, Bangladesh has decided to reopen shopping centres from the weekend to allow people to buy goods ahead of the Muslim Eid-al-Fitr festival, the government said on Monday. The shopping .. Vietnam fisheries reject Chinese fishing ban in disputed waters DPA Hanoi A Vietnamese professional fishing association on Monday rejected a recent Chinese fishing ban imposed on disputed waters in the South China Sea. “The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VFS) strongly opposes China’s ..