Malaysia has imposed a new nationwide lockdown, as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and highly infectious variants that the government says are testing its health system.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said all inter-state and inter-district travel will be banned, along with social gatherings.
Educational institutions will be shut but economic sectors will be allowed to continue, Mr Muhyiddin said, without elaborating.
“Malaysia is facing a third wave of COVID-19 that could trigger a national crisis,” he said, adding that the lockdown measures would continue until June 7.
Malaysia has seen a spike in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, with the country reporting 3807 new cases on Monday.
It has now seen a total of 444,484 cases and 1700 deaths.