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Malaysia aims to unshackle economy as adult vaccinations near 90%

Daily cases dropping but breakthrough infection concerns persist

A Kuala Lumpur mall in early September: The Malaysian government continues to battle the pandemic but hopes to rev up the economy.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia plans to reopen more of its economy in October, banking on a rising vaccination rate and falling infection numbers amid lingering concerns that COVID-19 could surge again.

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