Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri has tested positive for Covid-19 on October 5. The test came minutes after the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced that an individual who tested positive attended a Prime Minister’s Department meeting.
Following that, the religious affairs minister posted on Facebook that his health condition is well at the moment. The minister is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Seremban.
In fact, The Ministry of Health which confirmed the positive test of the individual who attended the meeting on October 3 was asymptomatic at that time.
The event was a special National Security Council meeting on Covid-19. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin chaired the event in Putrajaya.
According to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, he will also undergo self-quarantine after Zulkifli tested positive.
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DAP’s Kampung Tunku assemblyperson Lim Yi Wei
Assemblyperson Lim Yi Wei has tested positive for Covid-19 in her statement. On her return from Sabah state elections, September 27, she underwent her first swab test at KLIA 2.
According to Lim, she received negative results after calling Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah (PKD) for the test. The authorities expected her to present herself to remove the bracelet the next day after the call. Even so, she experienced Covid-19 symptoms.
Following that, she took a second swab test after PKD’s advice on October 2. She carried on self-quarantine until the test results came out from PKD on October 5.
Besides, her team has self-quarantined since Day 1. The team’s tests came back negative but they will be doing a second test.
Also, Lim urged anyone who had come in close contact with her to do a swab test at the nearest health centre.
PKR’s Kota Damansara assemblyperson Shatiri Mansor
Assemblyperson Shatiri Mansor has tested positive for Covid-19 upon his return from Sabah for state election campaigning. His family is reported to also contracted the virus, and tested positive.
Mansor and seven people from his office had already tested at KLIA2 on their return. However, the family underwent another test after Mansor’s wife tested positive on September 30.
On a shared Facebook video, he said, “Since we are all close contacts, we’re called by the district health office on October 2 to retake the test.” He added, “I received a call saying me and my two children are positive.”
Mansor and family now are receiving treatment in Sungai Buloh Hospital. Meanwhile, three others from his group tested negative. But they are undergoing self-quarantine until October 16.
Malaysia has recorded its highest daily record of new Covid-19 cases.
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