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Malaysians cautiously embrace partial lifting of COVID-19 lockdown

DPA
Kuala Lumpur
After 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.

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