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Malaysia to ease lockdown early to stanch economic bleeding

Muhyiddin laments $550m daily losses but keeps some restrictions in place

Firefighters spray disinfectant on a Kuala Lumpur street during Malaysia's lockdown.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia on Friday announced that most businesses will be allowed to reopen on Monday -- with some notable exceptions -- after a six-week nationwide lockdown that slammed the brakes on the economy.

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