PUTRAJAYA — Aug. 25, 2020: The country recorded 11 new cases in the last 24 hours to push the total since the outbreak was first detected on January 25 to 9,285 while the six who were discharged brought the number of recoveries to 8,971.
Nine of the latest cases were locally transmitted and involved Malaysians while there was a foreigner from the two imported cases.
According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, five more cases were detected from the Tawar cluster in Kedah, making it a total of 70 so far. All five were primary school students.
Noor Hisham also spoke about the rise in imported cases, adding that the ministry was considering to tighten international border controls.
He also said that the ministry had agreed to the lifting of the enhanced movement control order for several areas in Kedah and Perlis from tomorrow instead of August 31 since no new cases have been detected. Residents were found to be negative of the virus from a second test.