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Thailand's new COVID wave slams hospitals, ignites public anger

Malaysia restrictions prove futile; Philippine medical system short of beds

Nurses tend to patients in a coronavirus intensive care unit at Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok on April 26.    © AFP/Jiji

BANGKOK -- New waves of the coronavirus have prompted Southeast Asian countries to tighten restrictions on business and social activity as shortages of hospital beds stretch from Thailand to Malaysia to the Philippines.

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