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Jan 12, 2021
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Malaysia declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The Supreme Ruler of Malaysia, Abdullah Riyatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah, has declared a state of emergency in the country due to the spread of the coronavirus.

According to TASS, the regime will operate until August 1, but may be canceled earlier, depending on the situation with the spread of COVID-19.

Note that the state of emergency in Malaysia affects the political life of the country. So, the activities of the parliament are suspended for this time, and all decisions are made by the government.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Malaysia, 138 thousand cases have been recorded, 555 people have died. In recent weeks, about two thousand people fall ill in the country per day.

Earlier it was reported that the Malaysian authorities are negotiating with Russia on the purchase of 6.4 million doses of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Also, the country is discussing the issue of purchasing additional batches of vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.

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