Malaysia confirms 156 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more deaths


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia confirmed 156 more COVID-19 cases on Monday (Mar 30), bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 2,626.

At a press conference, Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that three more deaths have been recorded.“According to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (sic) has confirmed three more deaths, making the total death tally 37.

“The three include a 57-year-old diabetes patient with travel history to Indonesia, a 46-year old man in Sarawak and a 46-year-old man with high blood pressure and an auto-immune disease, also from Sarawak.

Eight deaths were recorded with the youngest being a 27-year-old with diabetes and hypertension, while the oldest was a 91-year-old with similar health complications.

Separately, he said as of 12pm on Monday, 94 cases were in ICU of which 62 required ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced 91 new recoveries, bringing the total tally of recoveries to 479.


“Initially when we went in, there were 71 positive cases, when we went in again today it spiked to 90 positive cases in total at the school and one outside,” he said.

There are a total of 274 students in the school.

Following the 71 positive cases on Sunday, the government ordered a full lockdown at seven villages in Sungai Lui located in Hulu Langat.

Hulu Langat is the district with the highest number of cases in Selangor. As of 12pm on Monday, there were 271 positive cases in the district.

The lockdown, referred to as the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), bars the 4,000 residents in the district from venturing outdoors at all hours.

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has explained that the Welfare Department will be distributing food to the five villages and two Orang Asli villages affected by the EMCO.

He stressed that visitors were also barred from entering the villages.