Malaysia reports 41 new cases of COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Saturday announced 41 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 238.

A total of 35 patients have been cured and discharged while five were being held in intensive care, Xinhua quoted Malaysia’s Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah as saying in a statement.

He said that new measures would be implemented at hospitals including limiting the number of visitors, among others.

The number of cases took a spike following a large religious event involving thousands of participants between late February and early March.

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has urged mass events and gatherings to be cancelled or postponed nationwide including religious events and international gatherings until after April 30.

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