Ex-minister says he has tested negative for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A former minister said to have been exposed to a Covid-19 positive patient said Monday (March 2) evening that he has tested negative for the disease.

The ex-minister from Bersatu said he is under quarantine at home in compliance with the standard operating procedure in the management of Covid-19 by the Health Ministry.

"Screened all right, tested negative, but self-quarantined at home," he said in a brief reply to Bernama over WhatsApp.

"I'm well, Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God)," he said.

News has been circulating on social media that former entrepreneur development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof and his deputy Datuk Dr Hatta Ramli had been in close contact with the Covid-19 positive case No 26.

They were also in direct contact with other people, including media practitioners, raising concerns that they would have to undergo health screening.

Meanwhile, the ex-deputy minister said he had undergone a health inspection.

"I underwent a check today at Sungai Buloh Hospital. The result will be known tomorrow," he said in a WhatsApp message.

The ex-minister and ex-deputy minister are said to have attended an appreciation event for them at a hotel here last Thursday that was also attended by a member of the UDA Holdings Berhad board of directors who has since tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement Monday, UDA announced that the individual is now under quarantine at a government hospital. – Bernama

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