Malaysia extends partial lockdown

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia will extend tough restrictions aimed at fighting the spread of the virus until April 28, the prime minister said today. The Movement Control Order (MCO)  had originally been due to end on April 14.

Two women wearing face mask outside an empty shopping district in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (PHOTO: AP)

Under the curbs, all businesses deemed non-essential have closed as have schools, people are being told to stay home, while Malaysians are barred from travelling overseas and foreigners are banned from entering.

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