The number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has skyrocketed

A customer wearing a protective mask is shopping at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 15. Photo: Reuters.
A customer wearing a protective mask is shopping at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 15. Photo: Reuters.

Malaysia announced 190 new cases of Covid-19 on March 15, mostly related to an event taking place at a mosque near Kuala Lumpur with about 16,000 attending.

Thus far, Malaysia recorded 428 cases of corona virus infection. The Ministry of Health said all those attending the event, and those in close contact with the new cases, will be subject to mandatory isolation for 14 days.

The event lasted from February 27 to March 1 in an mosque near the capital, Kuala Lumpur, with more than 16,000 attendees, of whom around 14,500 were Malaysians.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, said on March 13 that the country was facing the second wave of Covid-19 infection, and warned of the negative effects of the epidemic on economic growth. 38 of the 40 Covid-19 cases in Brunei were related to the event. Singapore also recorded a number of Covid-19 infections related to this event.

By the morning of March 15, the world had more than 156,000 infections and more than 5,800 deaths, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University.

To date, Covid-19 has been reported in 151 countries and territories, more than 75,000 people have been recorded recovering. South Korea is currently the fourth highest number of cases in the world after China, Italy and Iran.

The World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared Covid-19 a global pandemic and the new focus of the outbreak was Europe.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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