PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun has tested positive for Covid-19, the second Cabinet member to be infected in as many days and the third since the start of the third wave last October.
The Women, Family and Community Development Minister was admitted to Hospital Sungai Buloh at 11am yesterday.
According to her office, the minister received the result of her test on Sunday night after undergoing screening at the Putrajaya Klinik Kesihatan earlier that day.
“The minister apologises if this incident has caused any inconvenience or anxiety, ” her office said in a statement, adding that the Ministry would continue its work as usual.
Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, confirmed in a statement on Sunday that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
Following which, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed they have been identified as close contacts to Mustapa and were self-isolating.
Rina attended a supreme council meeting on Jan 6 with Mustapa.
The meeting was attended by Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan, party vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee, and supreme council members Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Saifuddin and Redzuan.
Also present were Armada (youth) chief Wan Ahmad Fayshal Wan Ahmad Kamal and Srikandi vice-chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin.
Azmin is the International Trade and Industries Minister while Kiandee is the Agriculture and Food Industries Minister.
The meeting, which was chaired by Bersatu president Muhyiddin, was held in light of calls by several Umno divisions to withdraw support for Perikatan Nasional.
Religious Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri had in early October tested positive after travelling to Sabah.
In KOTA BARU, Galas assemblyman Mohd Syahbuddin Hashim became the latest in a growing list of politicians who have tested positive for Covid-19.
The Barisan Nasional state representative in Kelantan confirmed his status in a Facebook post yesterday.
“Abe Din and my wife tested positive for Covid-19. To all those who have had close contact with us, I apologise for the inconvenience. (I apologise to) those who are forced to be tested and might have been infected, ” he said in his post.
Mohd Syahbuddin, who often refers to himself as “Abe Din”, advised everyone to be careful as Gua Musang has been declared a red zone for Covid-19 cases.
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