WORLD Malaysia reports 170 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 4,987

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Malaysia reports 170 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 4,987

By Lin Rui | People's Daily app

17:52, April 14, 2020

Bangkok (People’s Daily) - Malaysia reported 170 new cases and 5 deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 4,987, and deaths to 82, according to the country’s health ministry.

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Students demonstrate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits they made for medical staff fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic at the International Islamic University Malaysia in Gombak near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 10, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

So far, 2,478 patients have recovered from the disease caused by the virus, and 60 are in critical condition.

A price control scheme on essential items will be imposed by the government during the movement control order period (MCO) starting Wednesday. 12 items will be monitored under the scheme, including chicken, eggs, cooking oil, and wheat flour.

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