WORLD Malaysian gov't announces total lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

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Malaysian gov't announces total lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

Xinhua

22:46, May 28, 2021

Police and soldier talk with a local resident at a residential area which is under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Cheras on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 28, 2021. The Malaysian government on Friday announced a two-week "total lockdown" to halt all economic and social activities from June 1 in a bid to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came as Malaysia reported a record high of 8,290 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the national total to 549,514. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

Police talk with local residents at a residential area which is under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Cheras on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 28, 2021. The Malaysian government on Friday announced a two-week "total lockdown" to halt all economic and social activities from June 1 in a bid to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came as Malaysia reported a record high of 8,290 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the national total to 549,514. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

Armed soldiers patrol at a residential area which is under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Cheras on the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 28, 2021. The Malaysian government on Friday announced a two-week "total lockdown" to halt all economic and social activities from June 1 in a bid to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came as Malaysia reported a record high of 8,290 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the national total to 549,514. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

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