Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic

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What Malaysia’s new coronavirus lockdown and state of emergency mean for the public, and for PM Muhyiddin

  • Johor, Selangor, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan will face the toughest measures. All interstate travel is banned
  • Muhyiddin had cited a forecast of 8,000 daily cases as a reason for the lockdown, but critics say state of emergency is politically motivated

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Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s monarch has declared a state of emergency. Photo: Reuters
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