Daily Dose @ 5: M'sia records 5,841 new COVID-19 cases, Indonesia jails cleric for four years over false info on COVID-19 test

Jun 24, 09:00 AM
AMONG the headlines for Thursday, 24th June, 2021, Malaysia reports another 5,841 new Covid-19 cases within the last 24-hours.

This raises the cumulative number of cases in Malaysia to 716,847 since the start of the pandemic early last year.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah via a tweet said that Selangor still leads with 2,072 new cases.

Meanwhile, Negri Sembilan registered another 781 cases and Sarawak had 581 cases logged.

Also, Indonesia sentenced an influential Islamic cleric to another four years in prison today for concealing information about his coronavirus test result, which made contact tracing more difficult.

The indictment said Rizieq Shihab's false statement that he was healthy, which was aired by several news networks that went viral on social media, putting the community at risk, considering that he had attended several events involving thousands of people.

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