Malaysia this Sunday exceeded one million cases of covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, while registering a new daily maximum of infections, with 17,045 infected and 92 deaths due to the coronavirus.
The country has not managed to stop the advance of viruses, whose current outbreak was linked by the authorities to the Delta variant, since he imposed measures on May 12, and accumulates a total of one million 013 thousand 438 cases and 7 thousand 994 deaths.
Despite the high numbers, the Malaysian government studies relaxing measures among the population with the full vaccine schedule and allowing the sick to quarantine in their homes, which would help prevent the collapse of health centers and hospitals, among other measures.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin remarked in a televised speech late Saturday that about 50 percent of the population eligible for vaccination have already received at least one dose of the drug, while 16 percent have already received two.
Havoc of the Delta variant in Asia
The Delta variant is also wreaking havoc in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia, epicenter of the pandemic in Asia and that yesterday registered 45,400 cases and more than 1,400 deaths, or Thailand, which this Sunday once again exceeded its mark of daily infections, with 15,335 new cases, and added 129 deaths.
Vietnam, which keeps its main cities under confinement, added 9,225 infected on Saturday, its highest number; while Singapore, with 125 new patients this Sunday, cannot stop an outbreak linked to nightlife establishments and a market.
The discordant note in the region is put by the Philippines, where cases seem to have stabilized around 6 thousand a day, although the authorities are concerned after detecting the first cases of local transmission of the Delta variant.
Burma deserves special mention, where to the inestPolitical and social reliability since the military coup of February 1, adds the uncontrolled spread of the virus, between the collapse of hospitals, shortage of oxygen supply and the deep distrust of the population with the military regime.