Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP
Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Japan to toughen restrictions; Malaysia’s daily deaths jump

  • Tough new laws include punishment for those who test positive but refuse hospitalisation, while the elderly will receive Pfizer vaccines from next month
  • Elsewhere, Malaysia reported 18 new deaths and India has cleared commercial exports of its Covid-19 vaccines

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP
Medical workers pass by their colleagues in a booth as they wait for people to come for tests at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, as new cases reached a two-month low. Photo: AP
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