Coronavirus cases in Malaysia jump to 1,183 as many are linked to mosque

The deadly outbreak has claimed the lives of over 11,000 people worldwide as the global economy stare at a recession

The health ministry of Malaysia reported 153 new cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 on Saturday, which took the total number of cases to 1,183, one of the highest in Asia. Over 700 cases of the virus outbreak are liked to a mass religious gathering that took place at a mosque late last month.

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Mobile photo taken on Feb. 14, 2020 shows Gao Yongzhe and Huang Wenli adjusting goggles and masks for each other at "Wuhan Livingroom" in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Doctor Gao Yongzhe and nurse Huang Wenli are a couple working at the frontline against the novel coronavirus. Although they both spend all day at "Wuhan Livingroom", a temporary hospital, the busy couple barely had time to meet each other. On Feb. 14, under the arrangement of the hospital, the couple met and had a lunch together. As Huang put it, it was their special and meaningful 23rd Valentine's Day even though there was no flower and gift. (Photo by Gao Xiang/Xinhua/IANS) Xinhua/IANS

The coronavirus outbreak has created a major stir around the world in recent times. The worldwide pandemic has claimed the lives of over 11,000 people and also infected more than 275,000 globally. The virus outbreak has spread shockwaves around the world especially in Europe which is the new epicentre of the deadly virus.

The WHO has described the outbreak as a pandemic and till now no vaccine has been found out to treat the deadly virus. China is the most affected country followed by Italy which has registered over 4,000 deaths due to the deadly novel virus.

(With agency inputs)

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