To fight back the pandemic, Malaysia starts countrywide disinfection drive

A mass disinfection exercise was conducted by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in the capital city so as to contain the spread of the COVID-19 on March 29. The religious gatherings at mosques have been the epicentre for the spread of the COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

Similarly, in Perak, public markets, parks, places of worship, food stalls, bus station and police stations were disinfected by local authorities. Similar drive was conducted in Selangor, Melaka and Johor.

Apart from it, so as to curb the spread of the pandemic, the Malaysian government has started a nationwide disinfection operation starting March 30 and under it is to sanitising some high-risk areas. Under this nationwide drive, Penang, Terengganu and Kedah will be disinfected.

The Malaysia government has extended the restrictions on movement and travel from March 31 to April 14. Malaysia has imposed the restrictions on March 18 to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

The Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that hundreds of people have been arrested for violating the restrictions including 649 people who were detained on March 28.

Malaysia has the highest number of infections in South-east Asia.

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