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Asean sees 23,120 new Covid cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 4.38 million with 23,120 new cases reported on Tuesday, lower than Monday’s tally of 23,995.

New deaths meanwhile were 415, increasing from Monday’s 390 and taking the total deaths in Asean to 85,507 so far.

Malaysia reported 5,419 new cases and 101 more deaths on Tuesday, driving the cumulative cases in the neighbouring country to 667,876 patients and a total of 4,069 deaths.

The country’s prime minister announced a 4-phase rehabilitation plan starting with the easing of lockdown measures when daily infections decline to less than 4,000 and at least 10 per cent of the population is vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Vietnam reported 402 new cases, taking the cumulative cases in that country to 11,212 patients and a total of 61 deaths.

The government is preparing to ease disease control measures in Hanoi after the infection rate in the city began decreasing, but entertainment venues are still ordered shut.

Published : June 16, 2021