People waiting for their turns to test COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand

Senior Minister and Minister of Defense Ismail Sabri Yaakob also said social activities, education and economic activities that could attract public gatherings are not allowed in the period.

From May 10, all Ramadan and Aidilfitri bazaars in movement control (MCO) areas will be closed.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has surged over the past two days at more than 4,000 each day, reaching a three-month high of 4,519 on May 8.

Thailand’s health authorities announced 2,201 new cases on May 8, raising the total to 83,375, with 399 deaths.

Source: VNA