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KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Five medical workers in white protective gear battle to resuscitate a coronavirus patient in a quarantine centre on the edge of the Malaysian capital, but eventually fail.

The struggle, caught in a minute-long video clip on social media, exemplifies for many Malaysians their government’s latest misstep in its efforts to combat the pandemic, as daily infections and deaths hit a record high in the past week.

“Our boat is sinking. The captain is out of touch,” one Twitter user commented on last weekend’s video that used the hashtag #KerajaanGagal, or “failed government”, which has been employed for weeks by Malaysians to voice their anger.

Despite a state of emergency imposed in January, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s government has been seen as struggling to rein in the infections, triggering public fury.

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