In 18 March 2020 an outbreak of 117 coronavirus cases in Malaysia causing an cumulative of nearly 800 cases.
The Muslim gathering held at the end of last month at the sprawling Sri Petaling mosque complex here has emerged as a source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections spanning Southeast Asia.
A 34-year-old Malaysian man who attended the event died on Tuesday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said, the first death linked to the Feb 27-March 1 event. The second death is a 60-year-old Malaysian man who pass away on 7 march.
It was attended by 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners.
16 MARCH 2020
The Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the government has decided to implement a ‘restriction of movement order’ which is known as “Travel restriction” under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 and the Police Act 1967.
“The government’s priority now is to avoid the spreading of new infections, which will affect more people.
Malaysia has 553 people infected, which 511 have been hospitalized since the outbreak and 42 have recovered, making it the highest number of reported cases in Southeast Asia so far.
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