Covid-19: Current situation in Malaysia (updated daily)


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  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

A poster put up at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on the step by step measures that can be taken to stop the spreading of Covid-19, Sunday, March 8, 2020. RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star



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.

(Click here for more details on the latest global Covid-19 figures)

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 are details on the cases by state and district:


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:


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:



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