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Coronavirus: Malaysia sees record cases despite lockdown; Southeast Asia needs help securing vaccines, Red Cross says

Malaysia’s health ministry on Thursday reported more than 22,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a day for the first time, edging the pandemic total closer to 1.5 million.The record high comes despite a lockdown in place since mid-May that has caused the economy to nosedive, with a 2-per-cent contraction reported during the second quarter.Criticism of the government’s pandemic response contributed to the resignation this week of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.The overall relative death toll…

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