Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA
Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA

Spectre of lockdown looms again in Malaysia after record coronavirus surge

  • The country reported 3,027 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, its highest ever daily total, prompting experts to recommend swift action
  • Automated contact tracing and bans on public gatherings were among the measures mooted, with a lockdown seen as a short-term option with a high economic and social cost

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA
Malaysia’s Thursday record of new cases was a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order. Photo: EPA
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