Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases breaches 1,000

Health D-G Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. – Bernama picture


By Chew Lip Song

MALAYSIA recorded 130 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the tally to 1,030.

According to the National Security Council, of the 130 new cases, 48 are related to the Sri Petaling mosque tabligh cluster.

Meanwhile, 26 patients are in critical condition and are being treated in Intensive Care Units; while 12 cases have recovered from the disease, bringing the tally of recovered patients to 87, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a media conference today.

With the latest tally, which includes two deaths, Malaysia has the highest number of Covid-19 patients in Southeast Asia.

The entire nation is currently under a Movement Control Order (MCO), which forbids mass gatherings and bans all but essential business operations.

Meanwhile, Sarawak reported another seven Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total amount of cases to 58 since March 13.

Four cases are linked to the religious gathering in the Sri Petaling Mosque, two from attending a church event and one case is still under investigation.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said all patients are detected in Kuching and had been admitted at Sarawak General Hospital.

Apart from that, he said, all the supermarkets and eateries, including fast food restaurants and drive-thrus services must close by 8pm.

However, 24-hour convenience stores and petrol stations can operate according to their usual business hours.

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