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Apocalypse Not Now: Malaysian Government Says Coronavirus Doesn't Turn People Into Zombies

© AP Photo / Chiang Ying-yingRunners dressed as zombies race during the Zombie Run Taiwan at the Fu Zhou Riverside Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan
Runners dressed as zombies race during the Zombie Run Taiwan at the Fu Zhou Riverside Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan - Sputnik International
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The death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to beyond 323 people in China with the first casualty outside the country reported in the Philippines. Cases of infection have also been registered in over 20 countries across the globe.

The Malaysian Health Ministry has addressed rumours about the ongoing coronavirus crisis in a really bizarre way, stating that the disease does not turn infected people into zombies.

"The claim that individuals infected with this virus will behave like zombies is not true … Patients can recover", the official tweet posted by the ministry said.

​The statement seems to be a little strange, however, the Malaysian authorities previously stressed that at least six people had been arrested for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

© REUTERS / THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIThe Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff
Apocalypse Not Now: Malaysian Government Says Coronavirus Doesn't Turn People Into Zombies - Sputnik International
The Central Hospital of Wuhan show medical staff

At the same time, numerous countries continue to introduce preventive measures in order to stop the spread of the virus. There are at least 14,000 infected in China, where it was initially reported, and about 100 others in various countries.

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