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As confusion reigns, Malaysia still chasing effective Covid-19 response

The movement control order came barely two months after the country exited the last one.PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - This time last year, Malaysia began to reintroduce social activities while interstate travel came a month later, after what was heralded as a swift and effective response to the pandemic.

But in recent days, the country recorded the highest mortality rate so far of 170 in a week, and breached 600 intensive care unit (ICU) patients for the first time since the outbreak began.

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