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Southeast Asia teeters on deeper GDP downturn as lockdowns return

Malaysia and Myanmar restrict travel, while Thailand finds containment doesn't revive growth

SINGAPORE/YANGON -- Southeast Asia is at risk of a sharper economic contraction this year as coronavirus cases flare up in some countries while even those that have succeeded in containing their outbreaks are unable to bring back tourists.

Malaysia issued a two-week movement restriction order that took effect Wednesday for Kuala Lumpur and the neighboring state of Selangor, after daily new infections jumped to over 600 patients from a low in the single digits.

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