A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP
A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP

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How the coronavirus spread at Malaysia’s tabligh Islamic gathering

  • Such events see thousands gather for several days of communal prayers and meals, while some also go door-to-door to proselytise
  • Nearly 600 coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia have been linked to the event in Malaysia, including more than half of the country’s cases

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A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP
A Muslim man wearing a face mask uses hand sanitiser as he walks out from Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 16. Photo: AP
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