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Malaysia imposes two-week nationwide lockdown

Malaysia announced a two-week partial national lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the lockdown will take effect on March 18 and will last until March 31.
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The news come as the country recorded 125 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of infected cases to 553.
During the lockdown, places of worship and stores will be closed except supermarkets and stores selling basic needs.
Malaysians are also prohibited from leaving the country, while citizens returning from overseas will be placed on home-quarantine for two weeks.
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All foreigners are barred from entering the country.
Schools and government offices will be shut except for airports, banks, and frontline services.

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