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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ramping up Covid-19 coronavirus tests in preparation for the “worst scenario“, as it grapples with Southeast Asia’s highest number of infections, a Health Ministry official told Reuters.

The World Health Organisation has urged countries to widen testing to contain the virus. Malaysia’s tally of infections has jumped six-fold in just ten days to more than 1,500, exceeded only by China, South Korea and Japan in Asia.