Covid-19 case at Tourism Ministry office, staff to work from home


  • Malaysia
  • Thursday, 26 Nov 2020

Tourism minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, through a contact tracing investigation, had not come into direct contact with the officer who tested positive for Covid-19. - Bernama

All Tourism, Art and Culture Ministry staff at its Putrajaya office have been instructed to work from home following reports of a Covid-19 case.

In a statement, the Ministry said an officer at Tourism Malaysia, one of the agencies under the ministry, had tested positive for Covid-19.

"To deal with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tourism, Art and Culture Ministry building in Putrajaya was already sanitised by health officers yesterday evening (Nov 25),” the statement read.

All ministry personnel have also been instructed to work from home and undergo self-quarantine.

The Ministry also clarified that tourism minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, through a contact tracing investigation, had not come into direct contact with the officer who tested positive for Covid-19.

This, according to the statement, was verified by the Health Ministry.

"The Minister has taken proactive action and underwent a swab test at 5.15pm on Wednesday (Nov 25), which came out negative.

"As a precautionary measure, she will undergo another test today (Nov 26)," said the Ministry.
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