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Coronavirus: Australia’s deaths top 1,000; Malaysia’s PM in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 patient

As Australia’s Covid-19 deaths exceed 1,000 – a grim toll but modest by global standards – a country that has used relentless lockdowns now faces perhaps its biggest health policy challenge of the pandemic: how to reopen.The highly infectious Delta variant has breached the country’s fortress-style controls and entrenched itself deep enough in Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, and with a foothold in Melbourne, that authorities have dispensed with plans to eliminate it.Instead, they plan to ramp…

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