#TTFCovid19: Malaysia records first death in Sarawak

Currently, 45 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak have been traced to four clusters, namely, Sri Petaling Cluster, Kuching (Church) Cluster, Sarikei Cluster and another cluster in Kuching, the source of which is yet to be identified. Source (pic): TTF Files

#تتفچوۏيد19: مليسيا چاتت كماتين ڤرتام د داراوق

#TTFCovid19: Malaysia recorded its first Covid-19 fatality today in Sarawak, the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said today.

According to the Malay Mail Online, the victim is a 60-year-old pastor from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kuching who passed away at 11am today, at Sarawak General Hospital.

Meanwhile, The Star Online reports that at present, 45 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak have been traced to the Sri Petaling cluster, a church cluster in Kuching, a cluster in Sarikei and another cluster in Kuching whose source is yet to be identified.

On Monday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a restricted movement order baring Malaysians from going overseas and foreigners from entering the country for 14 days starting Wednesday, the 18th of March 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded its first Covid-19 fatality today in Sarawak, the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said today.

According to the Malay Mail Online, the victim is a 60-year-old pastor from the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kuching who passed away at 11am today, at Sarawak General Hospital.




“The State Health Department is still in the process to identify the source of his infection. Meanwhile, 193 close contacts of the deceased have been traced and are undergoing home-quarantine.

“Sarawak today recorded eleven (11) new positive cases. There are six (6) from Kuching, three (3) from Limbang and one (1) each from Betong and Lawas. They are now being treated at the three (3) designated hospitals namely, Sarawak General Hospital, Sibu Hospital and Miri Hospital,” the statement read, adding that another 35 Person-Under-Investigation (PUI) were recorded, with 204 patients still awaiting results.

The secretariat said that currently, 45 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak have been traced to four clusters, namely, Sri Petaling Cluster, Kuching (Church) Cluster, Sarikei Cluster and another cluster in Kuching, the source of which is yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, The Star Online reports that at present, 45 Covid-19 cases in Sarawak have been traced to the Sri Petaling cluster, a church cluster in Kuching, a cluster in Sarikei and another cluster in Kuching whose source is yet to be identified.

On Monday, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a restricted movement order baring Malaysians from going overseas and foreigners from entering the country for 14 days starting Wednesday, the 18th of March 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The order prohibited all forms of public gatherings and movements nationwide, including religious events, sports meets, social and cultural activities.

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The order also requires all places of worship and business premises to be closed, except for supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience stores selling daily needs.

With more than 500 confirmed cases thus far, Malaysia is officially the worst-hit country in Southeast Asia.

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