EVENING 5: New Covid-19 cases jump back past 21,000

In today’s edition of Evening 5 — Malaysia’s new Covid-19 infections climb back up to 21,176, while new fatalities come in at 341, taking the death toll closer to the 20,000 mark. Meanwhile, SLP Resources temporarily halts its plant operations in Kulim, Kedah after Covid-19 cases were detected among its workers.