Migrant workers returning to M'sia among 10 new Covid-19 cases

Modified 27 Jun 2020, 9:37 am

CORONAVIRUS | Malaysia recorded 10 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours with migrant workers returning from overseas among them.

Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today there were four imported cases and six local transmissions.

Of the imported cases, one was a Malaysian, while three others were foreigners who were either permanent residents or those allowed into the country for work reasons.

Last week the government approved the entry of foreign nationals under the Employment Pass 1 (EP1) category into Malaysia from Covid-19 green zone countries namely Singapore, Brunei, Australia, and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, of the local transmissions, four were Malaysians and two were non-citizens.

Of the Malaysians infected, one was detected during a pre-surgical operation examination in Selangor while three others were tahfiz students in Kuala Lumpur.

Of the non-citizens, one is a police detainee in a Negeri Sembilan lockup and the other a contractor in Sabah.

Fourteen new recoveries were also recorded over the last 24 hours.

In total there have been 8,616 cases of Covid-19 detected with 187 active cases.

Two of the current cases are under intensive care but they do not require ventilators.

No new deaths were recorded with the death toll still holding at 121.

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