Coronavirus: Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin declares targeted lockdowns

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday imposed partial lockdowns in most parts of the country after a months-long third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic showed no sign of abating.Six regions including the wealthy states of Johor, Selangor and Penang – as well as Kuala Lumpur, the administrative capital of Putrajaya and the federal territory of Labuan – will commence a strict two-week lockdown starting midnight on Wednesday.Residents in these areas are required to shelter in place and…