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Malaysia reports 852 new coronavirus cases, total infections top 40,000

People wearing protective masks and following social distancing measures ride a Mass Rapid Transit train, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 852 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the country’s tally to 40,209 infections, as the government ordered schools nationwide to close until the last day of the school year in December.

The Southeast Asian country also recorded four new fatalities from the COVID-19 respiratory disease, raising its death toll from the pandemic to 286.

Reporting by Mei Mei Chu; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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