KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin has examined constructive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (Jan 13).
An announcement issued by his workplace stated that Mr Zahidi underwent screening for COVID-19 upon returning to Kuala Lumpur from Penang on Monday. The take a look at got here again constructive on Wednesday morning.
Mr Zahidi was taken to Hospital Sungai Buloh for additional therapy in accordance with tips set by the well being ministry. “Zahidi is now in secure situation and apologises for any inconvenience brought about,” the assertion stated. “He additionally prays that Allah SWT will make it simpler for all who’re concerned.”
The assertion added that Mr Zahidi had taken one other COVID-19 take a look at on Dec 25 final 12 months which had come again unfavorable.
The information of Mr Zahidi’s an infection comes after three Malaysian Cupboard ministers examined constructive for COVID-19 in 4 days: Minister within the Prime Minister’s Division (Economic system) Mustapa Mohamed final Saturday; Ladies, Household and Group Growth Minister Rina Mohd Harun final Sunday; and Dwelling Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainudin on Tuesday.
Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah on Tuesday declared a state of emergency throughout the nation to curb the unfold of COVID-19. 5 states – Penang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor and Sabah – and the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are at present below the Motion Management Order (MCO) restrictions once more for 2 weeks till Jan 26.
Interstate journey is banned throughout the nation, whereas journey between districts just isn’t allowed for the states below MCO. Malaysia reported a file 3,309 new COVID-19 circumstances on Tuesday.