KUALA LUMPUR: Every staff in Parliament has been screened for Covid-19 and they were all found to be negative, says the Dewan Rakyat Chief Administrator.
According to the Parliament Chief Administrator, the screening, which was conducted by the Health Ministry between Oct 28 and 30, had involved every officer and parliament staff, including members of the auxiliary police who were stationed there.
“The test results showed that every Parliamentary staff is negative and free from Covid-19, ” said the Dewan Rakyat chief administrator in a statement issued Tuesday (Nov 3).
However, the chief administrator noted that a media officer and an officer to a Senator was tested positive for Covid-19.
The chief administrator also assured that the Parliament is working on various efforts and preparations to stem Covid-19 in order to ensure that proceedings and the tabling of Budget 2021 runs smoothly on Nov 6.
It was recently reported that seven individuals were found to be Covid-19 positive from a screening done prior to the Parliamentary sitting that commenced Monday (Nov 2).
The figure consisted of a member of the press, an auxiliary policemen and three of his colleagues, including his wife, also tested positive.
On Monday, Senator Ras Adiba Radzi said her sister, Ras Adiona Radzi, who is also her special aide, had tested positive.
Ras Adiba is currently awaiting for the Covid-19 screening results.
The Parliament will also adjourn early at 1pm from Tuesday (Nov 3) until Thursday (Nov 5), following news of those who tested Covid-19 positive.
The Dewan Rakyat was also adjourned early on Monday (Nov 2) following advice from Health Ministry officials.