Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Malaysia
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Malaysia
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
It is zoonotic, meaning that it was transmitted from animal to human. It is now sure that the disease can be transmitted from human to human.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE VIRUS?
The virus does not spread on its own. People who have the virus are the ones who spread it. Therefore, the following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus:
- Wash your hands very often;
- Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
- Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away;
- Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
- Avoid gatherings, reduce travel and contacts.
Coronavirus in Malaysia News:
- October 27, 2020Air Selangor employee tests positive for Covid-19
Air Selangor says its Kuala Langat office will be closed until further notice. KUALA LUMPUR: Air Selangor’s Kuala Langat regional office has been closed temporarily after a front desk employee tested …
- October 27, 2020Informal sector workers hardest hit due to spike in Covid-19, say academics
Those working in the informal sector struggle the most during lockdowns as they are in a blindspot in official government statistics. PETALING JAYA: Workers in the informal sector will continue to be …
- October 27, 2020Iran welcomes America’s return to nuclear deal – but with ‘guarantees’
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei says the US must promise not to pull out again. (Twitter pic/Hami Hamedi) TEHRAN: Iran said Tuesday said it would welcome a US return to the landmark 2015 nucle …
- October 27, 2020Hamas frees Palestinians held for Zoom call with Israelis
Rami Aman (left) and other activists were nabbed for violating Hamas’ ban on communicating with Israel. (Twitter pic/Kenneth Roth) GAZA CITY: Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Str …
- October 27, 20205 cops dead, 33 others wounded in attack on Afghan police base
Suicide bombers blew up their explosives-loaded vehicles near the base in the city of Khost. (Twitter pic/Kabir Haqmal) KHOST: An hours-long attack on an Afghan police special forces base involving ca …
- October 27, 2020Kerajaan digesa peruntuk dana dalam Belanjawan 2021 latih pekerja diberhentikan
Impak daripada pandemik Covid-19 terhadap industri penerbangan menyaksikan banyak syarikat penerbangan mengambil langkah mengurangkan kos secara besar-besaran termasuk memberhentikan pekerja. KUALA LU …
- October 27, 2020Ex-Republican attorneys back Democrat Biden, call Trump threat to law
The former US attorneys say Trump has politicised the justice department like no other president. (AP pic) LOS ANGELES: Twenty former Republican US attorneys on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump …
- October 27, 2020PKR yet to serve RM10 million lawsuit against Zuraida
Zuraida is said to have signed a bond with PKR on April 25, 2018, stipulating she pay RM10 million if she were to leave the party after contesting on their ticket. KUALA LUMPUR: PKR has yet to serve t …
- October 27, 2020Kedah one step closer to proposed Kulim international airport
Sanusi with state officials in an online meeting with the National Physical Planning Council chaired by the prime minister this morning. ALOR SETAR: The Kedah government today said its proposal to bui …
- October 27, 2020US judge denies request to shield Trump from rape accuser’s lawsuit
E Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York back in March. (AP pic) NEW YORK: A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a US government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in …
Coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia:
The outbreak started in January, with the first case being reported on January 25, but the number of new cases remained low for a while, and was mostly restricted to travelers. Things remained relatively quiet for about a month.
Things changed unfortunately, due to a religious procession which favored the transmission of the disease. the largest cluster was linked to a Tablighi Jamaat religious gathering held in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur in late February and early March, leading to massive spikes in local cases and exportation of cases to neighboring countries. Within 3 weeks, the virus had spread to every state and federal territory in the country.
In early March, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) expressed great concern and measures were announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. It was on March 16 that a nationwide “Movement Control Order” (MCO) was declared, with the aim of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. This measure was initially announced to last between 18 March and 31 March.
The Philippines has managed to flatten the curve as of mid-April, but fears of a virus resurgence still remain. There are 57 hospitals that provide screening services for coronavirus, and a further total of 409 sites across the country have been gazetted by the federal government.
In mid-March, the Malaysian Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals (MVP) reportedly has pleaded for co-operation and support from the federal government.
A fiscal stimulus package of RM 6 billion (0.4 percent of GDP) was approved on February 27, 2020, including increased health spending. A second stimulus package of RM 25 bn (1.7 percent of GDP) was released on March 27, 2020, including additional health spending; cash transfers to low income households; wage subsidies to help employers retain workers; and infrastructure spending in East Malaysia. Malaysia was also hit economically by declining oil prices.