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Spectre of lockdown looms again in Malaysia after record coronavirus surge

Surging Covid-19 numbers in Malaysia have alarmed public health experts, who are urging the government to take swift action amid speculation another nationwide lockdown will be instituted to throttle the spread of the disease.The country on Thursday recorded 3,027 new cases, its highest ever daily total and a sharp uptick from the single-digit increases marked in July after Malaysia emerged from a months-long movement control order.Noor Hisham Abdullah, the nation’s top health official, told a…

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