Malaysia posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases as emergency invoked

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shah Alam

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Tuesday reported 3,309 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily rise since the start of the pandemic, as the country imposed a nationwide state of emergency.

Malaysia’s palace said the king had declared the emergency as COVID-19 infections had reached “a critical stage”.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty)

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