More Malaysian Lives Lost To Covid-19


A Malaysian living in London, England has died after contracting Covid-19.

75-year-old Husin Long passed away at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead on Sunday (March 22) after being admitted there for breathing difficulties.

Husin Long died at the Royal Free Hospital at 5pm on March 22 after contracting Covid-19. - Pic source: Facebook/Melayu-London
Husin had been living and working in the UK for over 50 years.
(Credit: Facebook/NST)

Reportedly, his test results came back positive for the coronavirus shortly before his passing.

Doctors had suspected that the deceased was infected with the virus but “was not too sure” about it as Husin had several other health issues and had been unwell for the last 10 years.

Husin along with his wife, 66-year-old Zauyah Embi is among the older members of the Kelab Melayu London, a Malaysian-Malay community that was established in the 60s’ by students, travelers, seafarers and migrants from Malaysia to the United Kingdom (UK).

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The scene at the Rumah Malaysia London during the community’s Hary Raya Gathering.
(Credit: Facebook/Melayu London)

Hailing from Melaka, Husin was working at the British Naval Base in Singapore before migrating to the UK when the British withdrew its forces from the region. During the time, those who were working with the Brits were given the choice to emigrate and given citizenship in the UK.

Husin is survived by his wife, 4 children and a number of grandkids.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 had claimed another life in Malaysia. The 75-year-old man, classified as case #1334 became the country’s 16th fatality from coronavirus.

Officers of Local Disaster Mitigation Agency in protective suits carry disinfectant spray at a mosque amid the spread of coronavirus disease in Surabaya, East Java province March 17, 2020. — Picture by Antara Foto via Reuters
(Credit: Antara Foto/Reuters/Malay Mail)

The deceased was admitted to the Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital, Kuala Lumpur on March 16 after showing symptoms before later being transferred to Hospital Kuala Lumpur on March 18. He was later confirmed positive for the coronavirus on March 21.

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The man reportedly was suffering from several other illnesses and was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) before passing away on March 24.

Malaysia remains the worst-hit country by Covid-19 in Southeast Asia, with 1,624 recorded cases.

TRP sends our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased.

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