COVID-19 Deaths Set Records, Infections Rise Sharply in Some Southeast Asian Nations


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A Thai health worker sprays a Buddhist monk with disinfectant at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, May 5, 2021. Reuters COVID-19 cases are rising in some Southeast Asian nations, as Malaysia and Thailand on Wednesday reported record high virus-related deaths amid the spread of highly contagious variants in the region. Malaysia on Wednesday logged its highest number of daily new COVID-19 infections since Jan. 31, the Philippines is bracing for a potential surge in cases after the double mutant Indian strain was discovered there a day earlier, and Thailand’s Department of Corrections said almost 3,000...