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Malaysia shuts palm operations in part of Sabah after coronavirus outbreak

Malaysia's largest palm oil producing state, Sabah, has temporarily halted palm operations in one area after 11 cases of the new coronavirus were found there, the Bernama state news agency reported on Sunday.

Palm plantations and mills in Felda Sahabat, operated by the world's largest crude palm oil producer, FGV Holdings, would be temporarily suspended and public movements banned as authorities carry out coronavirus containment efforts, a district police chief, Nasri Mansor, said.

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