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Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

1. International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali (above) said some industries will be allowed full operations, beginning today. The Health Ministry has prepared standard operating procedures for all economic sectors to follow.

2. While the number of new Covid-19 cases have hit a new low, several wet markets have been shut down due to infections traced to the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market.

3. Now that it has been sanitised and allowed to resume operations, traders at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market find that their goods locked away in areas under the enhanced movement control order, and need undocumented migrant workers to help fill a labour shortage.

4. Several groups have spoken up against rising hate speech against the Rohingya community in Malaysia, including Lawyers for Liberty and the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.

5. Deputy Health Minister Noor Azmi Ghazali and Perak executive council member Razman Zakaria have been fined RM1,000 each for violating the movement control order, but no action would be taken against Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar and his predecessor Ahmad Said.

6. A police inspector accused of raping two Mongolian women will face charges for alleged human trafficking today. Three other women who blew the whistle on the case can go free.

7. Former deputy minister Fuziah Salleh will face charges for allegedly disseminating misinformation, while Klang MP Charles Santiago is being investigated for supposedly violating the movement control order by distributing food earlier than the approved date.

8. Students from nine institutions of higher learning departed from their campuses on Monday night and are happy to be home. Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad gave her assurance that the welfare of the remaining students on campus would be taken care of.

9. Singapore has tallied nearly 15,000 cases of coronavirus, but the actual figure could be higher due to a lag in testing. The US, meanwhile, has nearly a million cases, which accounts for one-third of all infections worldwide.

10. Governments, charities and pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions into the search for a Covid-19 vaccine, despite a slim chance of success. The World Health Organisation, meanwhile, expressed concern over vaccine-preventable deaths as the pandemic disrupts existing immunization programmes.

-malaysiakini

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