Julau MP goes into self-quarantine


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  • Sunday, 15 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Politician Larry Sng (pic) has gone into a self-imposed quarantine following Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu's positive result for Covid-19.

Julau MP Larry Sng said he had attended a function with Wong last week where former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also present.

He also said that while he felt "fine", he will not be organising any events for the next two weeks.

"Just got news that the MP for Sarikei has tested positive for Covid-19.

"Even though I feel fine and didn't shake his hands nor speak to him, nonetheless as a precaution I will not be organising any events for the next two weeks," he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (March 15).

He also urged Malaysians to go to the hospital if they feel unwell.

"Everyone stay safe," he added.

The Star reported on Saturday (March 14) that DAP's Wong was admitted to Sibu Hospital for suspected Covid-19.

State health director Dr Chin Zin Hong, when contacted, confirmed that the lawmaker was a person under investigation for the virus.

Early Sunday (March 15), Malaysiakini reported DAP sources saying they were "reliably informed" that Wong had tested positive.

Efforts to trace those who came into close contact with Wong are ongoing.

Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian said that they were now tracking the previous movement of the patient.

Dr Sim, who was with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas at the Kemuyang Youth Camp, said Wong had been in the isolation ward at the Sibu Hospital since March 13.

Wong, who had attended various political meetings in Kuala Lumpur recently, is the only positive case in Sibu Hospital so far.

"We are tracing everybody in Sarikei. We are also doing the same for two positive cases in Miri Hospital as the patient comes from Limbang," said Dr Sim.

Meanwhile, Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii said he too was taking precautions, including self-isolation, after being informed that he had direct contact with a Covid-19 patient on March 2.

In a Facebook post, he said although the 14-day incubation period will end on Monday (March 16), he would continue to take the necessary precautions.

"I am in contact with the State Health Department and will continue to follow their advice.

"Do not panic, take the necessary precautions and together we will get through this," he wrote.

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