PETALING JAYA: Malaysia announced its first Covid-19 cases on Jan 25 involving three China tourists who had entered Malaysia via Johor from Singapore on Jan 23.
The number of cases then rose to 22 by Feb 16, representing a first wave of cases.
A second wave of cases began on Feb 27 and since then the number of people affected by the coronavirus has risen to more than 1,000.
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To stem the number of new cases, the government imposed a two week Movement Control Order starting March 18 to March 31.
The following is a breakdown of the cases in Malaysia in terms of their status:
The following is an infographic by the Health Ministry with details on the cases in the country:
In anticipation of a further marked rise in new Covid-19 cases, the government has gazetted 409 institutions nationwide as quarantine stations to be prepared for use. Check out their locations below:
There are several clusters of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia.
The biggest one so far is linked to a tabligh gathering at the Masjid Jamek Sri Petaling tabligh gathering from Feb 28 to March 2.
About 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners attended the event. So far more than 10,500 people from the gathering have undergone screening with over 900 testing positive so far.
Another cluster is linked to an Uda Holdings Bhd board member, who tested positive on March 1. The following is a visualisation showing the spread of cases in the cluster:
Following the enforcement of the MCO, check out these top eight survival tips to cope with the MCO:
Find out the symptoms for Covid-19 and when to seek medical help in the infographic below:
The following explains how the virus spread and how we can protect ourselves:
As the virus spread through person-to-person contact, social distancing is a good way to keep Covid-19 at bay. Find out precautions that can keep us safe.
Also, check out the following exclusive video story by The Star on what’s its like to be infected with the Covid-19, from a patient’s perspective:
Source Website Covid-19: Current situation in Malaysia (updated daily)