How rally at Malaysian mosque became Covid-19 hotspot


Only half of the Malaysian participants at the Islamic gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque have come forward for testing. - AP

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Worshippers slept in packed tents outside the golden-domed mosque, waking before dawn to kneel on rows of prayer mats laid out in its cavernous central hall. All the while, the coronavirus was passing unnoticed among the guests.

The Muslim gathering held at the end of last month at a sprawling mosque complex on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur has emerged as a source of hundreds of new coronavirus infections spanning Southeast Asia.

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