GEORGE TOWN: The videographer with a broadcast television company has tested negative for Covid-19, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pic).
Chow said he was informed of the videographer's test results by state Health Department director Dr Asmayani Khalib.
"I was told that the videographer who was known to be a close contact of a Covid-19 positive case underwent a RT-PCR test on Oct 29 (Thursday) and has tested negative," he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 30).
Chow however said the videographer still has to fulfil the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, adding that the second test will be conducted on the videographer on the 13th day after he was exposed to the virus.
Chow added that all individuals who were present during the press conference on Wednesday (Oct 28) are advised to restrict their movement and comply fully with the standard operating procedure (SOP) while working and being in public places.
"The state Health Department is in constant contact with my office with the results of tests and the latest development on the matter," he said.
He also advised the public to always adhere to the SOP and urged everyone not to spread unverified information to avoid unnecessary panic.
On Thursday, the videographer was ordered to take a swab test and to quarantine himself at home after his roommate tested positive for Covid-19.
His last assignment was at Chow's press conference on Wednesday.
Since then, Chow has cancelled all his events on Friday.
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