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Deaths, number of new Covid-19 cases edge higher in Asean


Southeast Asia saw an increase in new Covid-19 cases and deaths on Thursday, collated data showed.

There were 25,181 new cases on Thursday, higher than Wednesday’s 23,385, while 464 people have died, up from Wednesday’s 422.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Asean crossed 4.26 million and deaths rose to 83,376.

Indonesia reported 8,892 new cases and 211 deaths on Thursday, as cumulative cases in the country increased to 1,885,942 patients and deaths to 52,373.

National carrier Garuda Indonesia announced the reduction of its fleet by nearly two-thirds, from 142 to 53 aircraft, due to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on travel.

Malaysia reported 5,671 new cases and 73 deaths on Thursday, driving cumulative cases in the country up to 639,562 and deaths to 3,684.

Malaysian authorities reported that during the nine days of the total lockdown (June 1-9), 268 factories were inspected, 59 factories were ordered shut for not following disease control measures, while 75 others have been issued a warning.

Published : June 11, 2021

By : THE NATION