GOVT ADDING MORE HOSPITALS - 2

NURSYABIHA SUKRI

Muhyiddin said the government will also boost laboratory testing facilities for COVID-19, including 22 laboratories under the Health Ministry and other laboratories under the Defence Ministry and the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry.

Despite various efforts taken to curb its spread, Malaysia is now facing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 175 positive cases recorded from the second wave.

There were 22 cases when the first wave hit beginning Jan 25.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic after a drastic increase in the number of cases globally. 

The prime minister said the government is aware that one key preventive measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 is through travel restrictions. 

“The Government will continue its travel restrictions on the three provinces in China which are Hubei, Jiangsu and Zhejiang; Hokkaido in Japan, Italy, Iran and the Republic of Korea. Malaysians are also advised not to travel to countries affected by COVID-19," he said. 

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