What to know about the Borneo pandemic
AUSTRALIA’S BORACAY PROPAGANDA A massive pandemic has ravaged parts of the region of Bornean Malaysia, including the region’s northernmost province of Kalimantan.
In a series of tweets on Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said a record number of people died from the coronavirus in Borneos last week, up from more than 3,500 deaths the previous week.
Kalimantans coronaviral pandemic is now at its peak, as more than 400 deaths have been reported.
“More than 4,100 people have been confirmed as having been exposed to the pandemic, the highest number since the outbreak was first detected in October 2015,” the department said.
The number of confirmed deaths is almost twice as high as the number of deaths recorded in the region from October 2016, when there were about 3,400 confirmed cases.
Malaysia is a small, wealthy country that has seen its economic growth and population increase over the past decade.
With the country set to welcome more than a million migrants, its capital, Kuala Lumpur, has been forced to limit the flow of people.
But there have been reports of overcrowding, poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water in areas such as the capital.
It’s a huge logistical problem in a country of just 5 million people, with nearly 1 million people registered as being affected by the coronovirus.
People have been taking to social media to share stories of their friends and relatives who have died and are waiting to hear their names.
Authorities have warned of the risk of more cases, particularly in the north of the country.
More than 60 people have died in Bali, Indonesia, where authorities are scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak.
At least 788 people have tested positive for the coronacide virus, which was first discovered in Papua New Guinea.
About 2,500 people have also died in southern China, according to the health ministry.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has suspended flights to the United Arab Emirates for seven days and announced it will temporarily suspend flights to Bahrain for four days, due to the spread of the coronarcid.
As the coroncirus is spreading throughout the Middle Eastern region, airlines are starting to restrict passengers from the region.