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Asean crosses 4 million Covid-19 cases but Singapore to soon start easing lockdown measures


The number of Covid-19 cases across Southeast Asia crossed 4.02 million, with 25,642 people testing positive on Monday.

The number was slightly higher than Sunday’s 25,603.

With 374 deaths, down from Sunday’s 390, total fatalities in Asean rose to 78,888.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday said they expected to secure total control over the pandemic in the next two weeks and start easing lockdown measures in the country.

From June 13 onwards, Singapore will start vaccinating students aged over 12 years, after public health officers warned that new strains of the virus could increase the infection rate among children and adolescents.

Malaysia’s public health minister said that so far 82,341 cases had been found among children and teenagers. Of these, 19,851 patients were under four years old while 27,402 patients were between 13 to 17 years old. No underage patients have developed severe symptoms that require treatment in ICU. The ministry urged parents to take extra care of their children to keep them safe from the virus, such as refraining from taking them to crowded areas.

Published : June 01, 2021

By : THE NATION