Malaysia discovered 212 new instances of coronavirus, the most important determine in a single day within the nation, taking the whole variety of instances to 1,518, native media reported Monday.
Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, director-general of well being, stated that as of Monday midday, 212 new COVID-19 instances had been recorded, in accordance with every day Star.
He stated 4 extra individuals have died as a result of virus, bringing the loss of life toll within the nation to 14.
A lot of the new instances had been linked to a mass spiritual gathering held at Seri Petaling, he stated.
In the meantime, native authorities will distribute two million face masks to individuals in Sarawak province.
Malaysian parliament member Mohd Azis Jamman additionally stated he’ll donate his wage to assist individuals in his constituency who’re affected by financial misery attributable to the virus.
29 French vacationers check constructive in Cambodia
Cambodia has nearly sealed off its borders with neighbors — together with that with Thailand and Laos, amid coronavirus fears.
Earlier, it had suspended a number of cross-border actions with Vietnam.
Cambodia has reported a complete of 86 confirmed instances within the nation, which embody 29 French vacationers and their two native guides. Two individuals have recovered from the illness.
Hong Kong bans all non-resident arrivals
Hong Kong’s Chief Government Carrie Lam introduced stopping all international vacationers and transit arrivals to the autonomous area for the following 14 days ranging from Wednesday.
The ban will even apply to anybody from mainland China, Macau or Taiwan who not too long ago traveled elsewhere.
She added that sale of alcohol at greater than 8,000 bars and eating places will even be banned.
The transfer comes after the area witnessed an unprecedented spike in instances final week — most of which authorities stated had been imported.
Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore report new instances
Thailand recorded 122 new instances of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing complete variety of instances within the nation to 721.
One particular person died whereas 52 individuals have recovered from the sickness.
Vietnam has recorded 121 instances of the virus with no loss of life thus far.
Singapore has recorded 455 instances of the virus. Two died whereas 144 others recovered from the sickness.
Applauded for its anti-coronavirus struggle in limiting the unfold of the virus, Taiwan has confirmed 195 instances with two deaths. 28 others have recovered.
President Tsai Ing-wen stated subsequent 14 days shall be “crucial and people should remain resolute and stand together,” every day Taiwan In the present day reported.
The coronavirus, formally often called COVID-19, first emerged in Wuhan, China final December and has unfold to no less than 167 nations and territories.
There are over 349,200 confirmed instances worldwide, with a loss of life toll surpassing 15,300, whereas greater than 100,160 have recovered, in accordance with information compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins College.