ST News Night: Is Malaysia planning to close major economic sectors if MCO fails to curb Covid-19?

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On Monday's (Jan 25) show - sources have confirmed to The Straits Times that the Malaysian government wants to impose a total lockdown on all economic activity except for essential services. This will likely take place once the current movement control order (MCO) expires on Feb 4, if there is no improvement in case numbers.

Malaysia Bureau Chief Shannon Teoh gives us the latest from Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, all seven Integrated Shield Plan insurers in Singapore are extending coverage to Covid-19 vaccination complications that result in hospitalisation.

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