Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned Monday amid mounting public anger over his government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Malaysia is in the grip of its worst wave of the pandemic and is averaging more than 20,000 daily cases, with just one-third of Malaysians fully vaccinated.
Iranian officials have ordered a six-day countrywide lockdown to battle its worst surge of the pandemic. Iran reported a record COVID-19 death toll Monday with over 650 deaths. In Tehran, residents reported the lockdown was being only loosely enforced.
Tehran resident: “When there is a lockdown, many people continue to go to work. They come and go. It’s called a lockdown, but everything is operating, and restaurants and businesses continue to do business.”