Left Menu
Development News Edition

Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event

Reuters | Kuala Lumpur | Updated: 15-03-2020 15:19 IST | Created: 15-03-2020 15:04 IST
Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

Malaysia reported 190 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, most linked to a religious event at a mosque that was attended by more than 10,000 people from several countries.

The new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 428, the health ministry said in a statement. The ministry said all event participants and their close contacts will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days.

Malaysian health authorities have said around 16,000 people attended the religious gathering held at a mosque near Kuala Lumpur between Feb. 27 and March 1. Around 14,500 of the participants are Malaysian. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday that the country was facing a "second wave" of infections, and warned of an impact on economic growth.

In neighboring Brunei, 38 of a total of 40 cases had been linked to the religious gathering as of Saturday. Singapore has also reported some cases linked to the same event.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

Avant Gaming sweeps into final at DreamHack Masters - Oceania

Avant Gaming swept ORDER on Wednesday to advance to the upper-bracket final at the DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Oceania event. Avant Gaming recorded a 16-10 win on Train and 16-13 victory on Nuke to gain a berth in Thursdays upper-bracke...

FCI refutes Scroll report claimed 65 lakh tonnes of grain go to waste

The Food Corporation of India FCI has strongly refuted report published today in the online news portal Scroll.in with the heading India let 65 lakh tonnes of grain go to waste in four months, even as the poor went hungry. Terming the news ...

Come with specific instances, says HC; Dismisses plea over 'fleecing' of COVID-19 patients by pvt hospitals

The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea based on a media report about overcharging by private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in Tamil Nadu and seeking to regulate the fees, observing that it cannot conduct a rowing inquiry and...

Wildlife poaching in India more than doubles during COVID-19 lockdown

Incidents of wildlife poaching in India have more than doubled during the COVID-19 lockdown with 88 animals being killed for meat and trade during this time compared to 35 in the pre-lockdown days in February, a new study has revealed. The ...

Give Feedback