Malaysia reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, active cases drop below 200

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-26 18:34:29|Editor: huaxia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported six new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the national total to 8,606 while active cases dropped to 191, the health ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that another 23 cases had been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,294 or 96.4 percent of all cases.

Of the six new cases reported, five are imported and one is local transmission.

Among the remaining cases, two are being held in intensive care units and none are in need of assisted breathing.

No new deaths had been reported, leaving the total deaths at 121.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, who coordinates the implementations of restrictive measures, told a separate press conference that spas, wellness and reflexology centers will be allowed to resume operations from July 1.

However, only Malaysian employees will be allowed to go back to work, with foreigners still barred for now, he said.

Trade and travel fairs, as well as meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, will also be allowed to be held from July 1, with the usual standard operating procedures (SOPs) of registering visitors, temperature checks and social distancing being mandated.

Earlier, the government has allowed cinemas and theaters to resume operations on July 1. Enditem