Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced Friday that the country would go into "total lockdown" at the start of June to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases.
Muhyiddin said "all sectors" of the economy would have to shut down during the two-week measure, except those deemed to be essential.
"With the latest rise in daily cases showing a drastically upward trend, hospital capacity across the country to treat COVID-19 patients are becoming limited," the prime minister said in a statement.
Malaysia has been under a state of emergency since January to curb the spread of the virus. The new measures tighten an existing lockdown that was introduced earlier in May.
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