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Malaysia Sees 2.4 Billion Ringgit a Day of Losses From Lockdown

Malaysian soldiers install barbed wire near apartment buildings after authorities locked down the area to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Malaysian soldiers install barbed wire near apartment buildings after authorities locked down the area to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Photographer: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

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Malaysia estimates 2.4 billion ringgit ($550 million) of losses each day from businesses remaining shut due to movement restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.