Malaysia: COVID-19 restrictions extended to June 9 hinh anh 1A motorist drives pass a shop during reopening of some business establishments in Penang on May 10 as Malaysia relaxes partial lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - The Malaysian government has decided to extend the travel and business restrictions for four more weeks until June 9 in the context that the Southeast Asian country gradually reopens its economic activities.

In a televised address on May 10, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the decision was made to allow economic activities while keeping the COVID-19 pandemic in the country under control.

The current lockdown was scheduled to May 12. However,  Muhyiddin has announced that the movement restrictions need to continue to contain the spread of the disease.

Earlier, on May 4, Malaysia began to ease part of the restrictions imposed from mid-March to prevent the disease.

Malaysia recorded 67 new COVID-19 cases on May 10, lifting the total to 6,656, including 108 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Singaporean Health Ministry confirmed 876 new COVID-19 patients on the same day, raising the total to 23,336. The disease claimed 20 lives in the country.

In the Philippines, the number of COVID-19 infections totaled 10,794 after 184 more cases reported on the same day. In the past 24 hours, the country had 15 more fatalities, bringing its death toll to 719.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian government confirmed 387 new patients and 14 deaths on May 10, bringing the total of infections and deaths to 14,032 and 973, respectively./.