Malaysian PM to chair special Covid-19 meeting tomorrow
Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will chair a special meeting on Covid-19 tomorrow. Announcing this, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said there may be stern and immediate action following a spike in cases in the country.
Malaysia recorded a high of 287 cases Friday. The number is the highest new infections recorded in a single day to date since the virus outbreak in the country, surpassing the June 4 statistic of 277 cases. Malaysia has had 11,771 positive cases with 1,540 currently active. The coronavirus has claimed 136 lives to date.
Several new clusters have formed in the last two days as many Malaysians returned to the peninsula from Sabah after its state election on September 26. Four districts in Sabah have been put under targeted lockdown until October 12 and inter-district travel has been banned temporarily there. The government had imposed a nationwide movement control order that was effectively a lockdown on March 18 which lasted nearly three months. It eased up on restrictions starting from June, allowing certain sectors to reopen and to enable the country’s large small and medium enterprises to recover.