Politicians test negative for Covid-19, says Health DG


  • Nation
  • Monday, 02 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Two high-profile individuals suspected of having Covid-19 have tested negative for the illness.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said both individuals had undergone nasopharyngeal swabs and the virus was not detected in any of the tests.

The Health Ministry confirmed when contacted on Monday (March 2) that both individuals were politicians.

It was recently reported that former entrepreneur development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof and his deputy Datuk Dr Hatta Ramli had been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient.

They 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 on Monday, UDA announced that the individual is now under quarantine at a government hospital.

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