Malaysia marks 63rd Independence Day amid the Coronavirus pandemic

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Malaysia marked the country’s 63rd independence day celebration on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the government keeping some movement restrictions including international tourism until the end of 2020. – Aljazeera

On the eve of the celebration on Sunday night, thousands gathered in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, but celebrations were muted with the government cancelling the usual major fireworks display.

Malaysia has seen a significant decline in the number of virus cases, with 17 new cases reported on Sunday.

On Friday, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said “it will be a long time before our country is free from the dangers of COVID-19.”