Malaysia bracing itself for COVID-19 imported infection surge as winter hits northern nations

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia is bracing for a surge in cases of imported coronavirus infections as winter is set to hit northern countries in coming months.

The Health Ministry’s director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, said though Malaysia has the Covid-19 infections under control, there has been an increase in cases in countries where cold weather is setting in, such as India, South Korea, Japan, Spain and France.

“Our concern is that there would be an increase in cases during that period and due to this we have to make preparations,” he told Bernama news agency, when met after attending the National Day 2020 celebrations on Monday (Aug 31).

Dr Noor Hisham said a mu…

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