By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week on a case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in Malaysia.

The case reported in Sabah province makes it the first case in 2020. The total number of cases reported in 2019 remains three.


The Ministry of Health reported an additional 153 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases Saturday, bringing the total to 1,183.

Out of today’s total, a total of 90 cases were related to the tabligh assembly cluster at the Jamek Seri Petaling Mosque. The remaining 60 cases are related to other clusters and are still under investigation for certainty.

An additional fatality has also been reported, bringing the death count to 4 in Malaysia.