Covid-19: Malaysia's pandemic action plan activated for the coronavirus

Institute of Medical Research (IMR) staff processing patient samples prior to testing for Covid-19. A rapid RT-PCR test for the novel coronavirus was quickly developed by IMR in January, and distributed to several government hospitals and medical laboratories. — ART CHEN/The Star

The World Health Organization (WHO) finally declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic on Mac 11 (2020).

In many countries, pandemic action plans were already activated before this, including in Malaysia.

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