June 10, 2020 / 9:38 AM / a month ago

Malaysia reports two new coronavirus cases, one new death

FILE PHOTO: Health workers get a swab from a woman in a makeshift centre tent set up in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital parking lot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Wednesday reported two new coronavirus cases, the lowest since curbs on movement were imposed in mid-March, raising the total number of infections to 8,338.

The health ministry also reported one new death, bringing the number of fatalities from the outbreak to 118.

Malaysia began lifting most coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, with schools set to reopen in stages from June 24.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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