KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — Human Assets Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan has been requested to self-quarantine, as he’s categorised as an in depth contact of his aide who examined optimistic three days after each attended the identical Nationwide Safety Council (NSC) particular assembly on Wednesday, a report stated.
Citing a January 16 letter to Saravanan from his ministry’s administration companies division, information portal Malaysiakini famous that the minister was knowledgeable that his political secretary was confirmed to have examined optimistic on January 16 for Covid-19. “As such, contact tracing has recognized you as an in depth contact since you have been concerned in an NSC particular assembly on January 13, which was additionally attended by the affected person.
“You’re requested to instantly self-quarantine efficient January 16 till 22 to interrupt the transmission of Covid-19,” Malaysiakini quoted the letter as saying.
Based on Malaysiakini, the NSC particular assembly on Covid-19 is held every day and is usually chaired by the prime minister and attended by ministers and senior civil servants. Many politicians have examined optimistic in latest weeks, together with Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (January 9), fellow ministers Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (January 10) and Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (January 12) and deputy minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin (January 13).
Additionally testing optimistic in the identical timeframe are Dengkil Assemblyman Adhif Shan Abdullah (on December 26), Kelantan’s Nenggiri elected consultant Ab Aziz Yusoff and Gua Musang Umno youth chief Mohd Azmawi Fikri Abdul Ghani (each January 9), Kelantan’s Galas state assemblyman (Adun) Mohd Syahbuddin Hashim and his spouse (January 11), Johor’s Parit Yaani state assemblyman Aminolhuda Hassan (January 12), Kelantan’s Gua Musang MP Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (January 13), PAS vice-president and Dewan Negara lawmaker Idris Ahmad (January 15). Others who had examined optimistic just lately embody Tengku Razaleigh’s private officer Mohd Lokman Abdul Ghani and Gua Musang deputy Wanita chief Ruhaida Abdul Hamid.
Final October, Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad and Deputy Atmosphere and Water Minister and Dewan Negara lawmaker Datuk Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad examined optimistic for the virus. Different politicians equivalent to state assemblymen in Selangor, Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Sabah and the political secretary to the upper training minister have been additionally amongst those that examined optimistic for Covid-19 final yr.