March 18, 2020 / 10:00 AM / in 20 days

Malaysia reports 117 new coronavirus cases

Women wearing protective masks wait to cross a street in front of a closed shopping mall, after Malaysia's government announced the movement control order due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 117 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 790.

The health ministry said 80 of the new cases were linked to a gathering of 16,000 at a mosque near Kuala Lumpur.

Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Alex Richardson

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