Malaysia Extends National Lockdown Indefinitely

Oleochem Analytics –Malaysia extended its national lockdown indefinitely as a counter measures against the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Sunday.

Movement control orders were set to end last Monday, but Muhyiddin said they will stay until daily cases fell below 4,000.

On Monday, Malaysia reported 5,218 new infections, a total of 739,266 confirmed cases and 5,001 deaths, according to the John Hopkins University Resource Center.

In addition to lower infection numbers, Malaysian government has said lockdown measures would only be eased when 10% of the country’s population had received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine and the rate of bed usage in intensive care units is at a moderate level.

As of Saturday, around 15.5% of the population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 6% have received two doses, Muhyiddin said.

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