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Malaysia to deploy army amid movement curbs to contain coronavirus

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will deploy the army from Sunday to assist police in enforcing a restricted movement order aimed at reining in the spread of a coronavirus, the government said.

Friday’s announcement follows curbs imposed on travel and businesses this week, as infections spiked to 900, with two dead. The majority of cases have been linked to a gathering of 16,000 Muslim missionaries late last month.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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