Covid-19: Women, Family Development Minister Rina Harun tests positive

Rina Harun. – MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun is the second Cabinet minister to have tested positive for Covid-19 in as many days.

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister was admitted into Hospital Sungai Buloh at 11am on Monday (Jan 11).

According to her office, the minister received the result of the test on Sunday (Jan 10) night after undergoing screening at the Putrajaya Klinik Kesihatan earlier the same day.

“The minister apologises if this incident has caused any inconvenience and anxiety to ask and pray to God that all matters are facilitated for all involved, ” her office said in a statement.

The office added that in Rina’s absence, the Ministry would continue its work as usual.

Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, confirmed in a statement on Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday (Jan 9).

Following which, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed that they have been identified as close contacts to Mustapa and were self-isolating.

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