Malaysia extends movement control order as coronavirus cases surge to 1,600

Malaysia will be extending its movement control order (MCO) as cases of coronavirus surge to 1,624.

In total, the Southeast Asian nation has reported 16 deaths so far from the COVID-19 virus.

In a live-telecast message to the people of Malaysia, prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the MCO will be extended to April 14, 2020 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

***To be updated.

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