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Covid-hit Malaysia lifts pandemic rules

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th July, 2021 03:48:50 PM
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The Malaysian government has been asked why it revoked emergency Covid regulations as cases continue to spike.

Malaysia has reported more than a million cases and 8,000 deaths so far, but experts warn the real numbers are much higher as testing rates are low, BBC reported.

Hospitals are crowded and overwhelmed - recent images showed patients sitting on chairs and sharing oxygen cylinders.

The country is also currently under a state of emergency, which will end on  August 1 and will not be extended.

Opposition leaders said they were not informed about the annulment, which happened last week, and demanded to know what the impact on the wider public would be.