Asia Pacific countries tighten measures against coronavirus

Other countries around Asia have been implementing tough measures to stop the virus from spreading. This came as a number of countries have seen a jump in new cases – including Malaysia – which reported 190 new infections.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat has the details.

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