New Covid-19 cases climb slightly as Malaysia extends relaxed partial lockdown by a month

Soo Wern Jun


Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there are 67 new Covid-19 cases today as the CMCO is extended by four weeks to June 9. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Malaysia reported 67 new Covid-19 cases today as Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin announced that the controlled movement control order (CMCO) is extended by four weeks to June 9.

This was a slight increase from 54 new cases yesterday, and continuing the trend of 68 new cases on Friday.

Out of the 67 cases, 49 are non-Malaysians. This brings the national total to 6,656, with 1,525 active cases and 96 recoveries discharged.

“The Ministry of Health (MOH) also wishes to report that there are no deaths today,” director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said during the ministry’s daily briefing on Covid-19.

As for recent new clusters detected among foreign workers, namely at Pedas in Negri Sembilan, Setia Alam and Cheras in Selangor, the MOH continues to conduct active case detection among close contacts of the positive cases in respective areas.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, the MOH has tested 24, 125 non-Malaysians, out of which 1,132 were tested positive.

“Among the 1,132, 487 are still being treated with three placed under intensive care with 641 recoveries while there are four deaths,” he said. 


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