March 17, 2020 / 9:42 AM / in 18 days

Malaysia says pastor becomes country's first coronavirus death

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, a 60-year-old pastor.

The state of Sarawak said 193 close contacts of the victim were undergoing home quarantine.

The country has reported 553 coronavirus cases, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan

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