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Malaysia: Rising Tide of Covid-19

The Church’s gesture of solidarity comes amid a rising tide of Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country in recent weeks, with Sarawak state in Borneo being among the worst-hit territories.

The country has recorded more than 662,000 cases and 3,968 deaths from the contagion. On June 14, it registered 4,949 new cases including 1,523 in Selangor, 744 in Sarawak, 503 in Kuala Lumpur and 430 in Johor.

The government has extended the ongoing total lockdown to June 28, while a mass vaccination drive has been rolled out with more than 13 million citizens already registered for inoculation.

Source: UCANews

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