Among the headlines for Wednesday, 8 April, 2021, Malaysia's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 4.8 per cent in February 2021 from 4.9 per cent in January, the Statistics of Labour Force in Malaysia for February 2021 shows.

Also, India reported a record-high 126,789 new COVID-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Thursday, with much of the country struggling to contain a second surge in coronavirus infections.

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