KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia reported 41 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, most linked to a religious event on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur that was attended by about 10,000 people from several countries.
FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a protective mask arrives at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Sepang, Malaysia March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
The new cases bring the total number of infected people in the Southeast Asian country to 238, the health ministry said in a statement.
A total of 77 cases in Malaysia have now been confirmed as linked to the same event held at a mosque between Feb. 27 and March 1.
Prime Minister Muyiddin Yassin said on Friday that the country was facing a “second wave” of infections, and warned of an impact on economic growth.
To contain the spread of the virus, all gatherings including international meetings, sports, social and religious events would be canceled or postponed until after April, he…
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