Monday, 25 Jan 2021

Questions abound in Malaysia on whether new Covid-19 lockdown came too late

KUALA LUMPUR – On Dec 5, despite having recorded over 1,000 new Covid-19 cases daily for most of the past month and more than 100 deaths in the same period, Malaysia decided to reopen interstate travel two days later.

That led to year-end holidaymakers flocking to popular spots such as Penang and Langkawi, which predictably registered a spike in cases.

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