Covid-19 claims victim number 20

A man being screened for Covid-19 in Kuala Lumpur today.

PETALING JAYA: The deadly Covid-19 virus has claimed its 20th victim in Malaysia, as the government steps up containment measures by extending the movement control order to next month.

The latest victim, who was case 780, is a 76-year old man who attended the tabligh convention at the Sri Petaling Mosque late last month, according to health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He was admitted to Hospital Sultan Ismail Petra in Kelantan on March 18. He died today at 4.35pm.

Earlier, Noor Hisham announced 172 new cases today, bringing the total to 1,796.

Out of the new cases, 71 are linked to the tabligh convention cluster.  

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