MALAYSIA imposed strict new curbs to fight a coronavirus surge, following warnings that the country’s healthcare system is at ‘breaking point’.
It joins other Asian nations, from Japan to Australia, which kept their outbreaks under control in the early stages forced to introduce new measures in recent days.
Malaysia had relaxed restrictions as infections fell to almost zero last year but cases have crept up again, hitting record highs in recent days.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced a two-week partial lockdown imposed on the worst-hit parts of the country from yesterday, with all non-essential businesses ordered to close. – January 14, 2021.