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No Hari Raya breather for Malaysia's Covid-19 front-liners amid record admissions

A medical worker collecting swab samples from a woman for a Covid-19 test, in KL on May 11, 2021.
A medical worker collecting swab samples from a woman for a Covid-19 test, in KL on May 11, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - As most Malaysians this week celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri under lockdown for a second consecutive year, a core group of workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic are looking at little or no breather.

Record admissions in recent weeks threaten to overwhelm the healthcare system - with warnings issued to doctors that the worst is "yet to come".

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