Malaysia reports 235 new COVID-19 cases; Tally at 2,031

Malaysia reports 235 new coronavirus cases in biggest daily jump; Tally at 2,031

The city center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is seen empty. AP/PTI

Malaysia on Thursday reported 235 new coronavirus cases in its biggest daily jump, bringing the total number of cases to 2,031.

The number of deaths from coronavirus rose to 23, the health ministry said.

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Malaysia's total number of cases has now doubled in a week. On Wednesday, the government extended curbs on travel and movement to until April 14th to contain the spread of the virus.