Malaysia reports 130 new coronavirus cases

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 (Reuters) - Malaysia reported 130 new coronavirus cases on Friday and a total of 2,161 infections, the highest total in Southeast Asia.

The number of deaths from the virus outbreak rose to 26, the health ministry said.

Earlier on Friday, Malaysia announced a stimulus package worth 250 billion ringgit ($58.28 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. (Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; writing by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Catherine Evans)