Malaysia to announce new Covid-19 measures

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News Desk

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will announce new measures next week to curb a surge in Coronavirus cases, a senior minister said. The country on Friday reported highest daily number of deaths linked to the epidemic. The Southeast Asian nation has seen a spike in infections since September, with the number of daily reported cases climbing to record highs on two days this week. Friday’s death toll of 16 took total Covid-19 fatalities to 537. The health ministry also reported 2,643 new infections, raising the total number of cases to 131,108.