Malaysia’s King and Queen in quarantine

International Desk
27 March 2020, Fri
Published: 11:30

Malaysia’s King and Queen in quarantine

Malaysia's King and Queen have gone into quarantine after seven staff members from Istana Negara tested positive for coronavirus. 

Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin and his wife Tuanku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have tested negative for the virus.  However, they decided to go on self-quarantine for 14 days, beginning Wednesday, the palace said in a statement Thursday.

The seven workers are now in stable condition. Health ministry is investigating how the seven got infected.

Malaysia currently has the highest number of coronavirus cases in South-east Asia. The number of infections grew by another 235 on Thursday to more than 2,000. Deaths have climbed to 21 so far.