Malaysia COVID-19 cases rise with imported cases, immigration detention centre cluster

KUALA LUMPUR (XINHUA) – Malaysia reported 78 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the national total to 7,137, the Health Ministry said yesterday. Malaysian Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that of the new cases, 25 are import cases while 53 are local transmissions. Of the local transmissions, 40 are foreigners of whom 25 are from a new cluster identified in an immigration detention centre on Thursday on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin