Malaysia says no to national lockdown for fear of economic collapse hinh anh 1Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (Source:

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has affirmed that his Government will not impose a total lockdown despite the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.

If the Government was to reintroduce a national lockdown, it would have a huge impact that could affect the social and economic system of the country, he said in his special televised address on October 6.

Instead, the Government will implement targeted enhanced movement control orders at identified areas with high numbers of cases.

On the day, Malaysia reported 691 new infections – the highest number recorded in a single day. Of the total, 688 cases were transmitted in the community, mainly in Kedah and Sabah states./.