Among several measures to prevent the spread of fatal coronavirus cases in Malaysia, a regional government on Monday decided to close all mosques as of Tuesday, local media reported.

The country has reported 428 cases — 190 were found on Sunday — of the virus which is known as COVID-19 and has caused around 6,500 deaths worldwide, most in China where it originated last December.

Mohd Yusof Ahmad, state mufti of the southwestern Negeri Sembilan province, said all mosques and prayer halls in the province will be closed from Tuesday until March 26, Daily Star reported.

The decision has

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