This page has everything you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19), latest live statistics and news links.
The following infographics are sourced from Ministry of Health Malaysia.
For the latest statistics of suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, please visit this MOH page.
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Coronavirus Latest LIVE Data Statistics
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What is Novel Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 known as Corona Virus Disease-19, it was first encountered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Where did it originate from?
Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei provinence, China.
When it started to spread?
Current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
Read the full article: Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
Read the full article: A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster
Why is there fear of it?
The new coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. There is no vaccination or name for the virus too at the moment. Many countries have closed doors to the travellers from China.The central province of Hubei, is in a state of lockdown. The province of 60 million people is home to Wuhan, the heart of the outbreak.
How to stay safe from the virus?
WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
Daily News Collection on Coronavirus
Spain to track mobile phones in virus fight, pharmacists seek help (The Star, 2 April 2020)
MCO: Bring along any utility bill when going out, Selangor residents told (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Saudi digital market place Sary boosted by coronavirus-driven demand (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Amazon to deploy masks and temperature checks for workers by next week (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Groups call for Covid-19 to be declared an occupational disease to better protect workers (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Covid-19: African governments team up with tech giants to fight coronavirus lies (The Star, 2 April 2020)
No Covid-19 case in Sunway University (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden Covid-19 carriers (The Star, 2 April 2020)
No Bubur Lambuk handouts in Melaka unless Covid-19 situation clears, says CM (The Star, 2 April 2020)
Any travel to buy food, necessities now restricted to 10km under MCO’s second phase (The Star, 1 April 2020)
For Americans, pandemic takes the fun out of April Fools’ this year (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Covid-19: 108 recoveries recorded on Wednesday (April 1), highest in a single day (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools’ Day (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Assistance pours in for medical frontliners (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Ministry lists employment ‘dos and don’ts’ during MCO (The Star, 1 April 2020)
MCO: 611 people arrested in Johor, 117 charged (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Avoid mass gatherings for at least six months after MCO, says ex-Health DG (The Star, 1 April 2020)
Enhanced MCO: Cops, Health Ministry to conduct surveys at three villages affected (The Star, 1 April 2020)