Coronavirus: Malaysia unveils fresh US$9.7 billion stimulus; Philippines extends curbs

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced an additional 40 billion ringgit (US$9.7 billion) stimulus package, ahead of the imposition of stricter lockdown measures to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19.The Southeast Asian nation is seeing a surge in coronavirus infections, with the number of new daily cases greater than India’s on a per-capita basis.Malaysia saw record daily infections and deaths on Saturday, though the numbers have dipped since.The country entered a strict…

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