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Malaysia Tightens Curbs in Parts of Selangor as Virus Spikes

Northport port in Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia..

Northport port in Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia..

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Malaysia will impose tightened movement restrictions in dozens of sub-districts across Selangor, its richest state, and several localities in Kuala Lumpur beginning Saturday to curb the worsening coronavirus outbreak.

People staying in districts such as Petaling and Klang must remain at home throughout the so-called Enhanced Movement Control Order from July 3 until July 16, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement Thursday. Only one person may leave the home at a time to purchase essential items, he added.