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COVID-19: 12 Bangladeshis test positive in Malaysia

Published : Thursday, 9 April, 2020 at 8:34 PM  Count : 654
By Ashraful Mamun

A medical worker takes a swab at a Covid-19 drive-through screening area at KPJ Ampang Puteri April 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

A medical worker takes a swab at a Covid-19 drive-through screening area at KPJ Ampang Puteri April 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara


A total of 416 foreigners including 12 Bangladeshis have tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.

The country’s health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed the matter at a briefing in Putrajaya on Thursday.

Dr Hisham said from the 416 cases, the positive Covid-19 cases included nationals from Indonesia (51 cases), India (37 cases), Myanmar (31 cases), Pakistan (29 cases), the Philippines (27 cases), China (25), Bangladesh (12) and others.

Malaysia has recorded two deaths among foreign nationals, one each from Pakistan and Indonesia, he said.

Malaysia’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 67 so far.

“The Ministry is working closely with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are covered in the prevention activities that are carried out by the government,” Dr Hisham said.

There were 109 new positive cases on Thursday (April 9), bringing the total of infected in the country to 4,228 cases.





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