Malaysia are going to deploy the army from Sunday for assisting the police in enforcing a restricted movement order which is aimed at containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19, as per the government.
Friday's announcement follows curbs imposed on travel and businesses this week, as infections spiked to 900, with two dead. The majority of cases have been linked to a gathering of 16,000 Muslim missionaries late last month.
The coronavirus outbreak has created a major stir around the world in recent times. The virus outbreak has claimed the lives of over 10,000 people while infecting more than 244,000 people worldwide. The virus which originated from the city of Wuhan in Hubei province of China has spread to over 120 countries worldwide.
The most affected country is China followed by Italy, Iran and South Korea. The virus outbreak has been described as a pandemic by the Who and the epicentre has been shifted from China to Europe. Til now there are no vaccines to fight against the deadly novel virus.
(With agency inputs)