Compiled by C. ARUNO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R. ARAVINTHAN
IT was two nerve-racking days for actress Shima Anuar as she awaited her children’s Covid-19 test results, which turned out to be negative, reported Berita Harian Online.
The 30-year-old actress received the good news through her husband Mohd Solih Toha, who said their children, Marian Sophia and Mikhael Imaan, aged two and one respectively, were free of Covid-19.
“So relieved to hear Marian and Mikhael are Covid-19 free, I am very thankful for this. I waited for their results anxiously for two days, now I feel better, ” she said.
Shima tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. The actress did a swab test last Friday after experiencing breathing difficulties and a headache. Her husband tested negative but Shima had been worried about her two children.
“I am thankful that my husband and children, and close contacts like my maid and driver, are free of Covid-19.
“It is weird how I’m the only one who got infected. Maybe my antibodies are not as strong as theirs, or I got infected when I was outside without them, ” she said.
> A single mother’s prayers for her 22-year-old daughter who suffers from a chronic inflammatory disease were answered, thanks to generous donors who bought a special bed for her condition, reports Harian Metro.
Faezah Hamid, 41, said Nor Farihan Salwani Ibrahim is suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, and has been sleeping on the floor of their home.
The restaurant helper in Kelantan said she could not afford to buy a special bed for her daughter, adding that she only makes enough to pay their rent and food.
The mother of four said two of her children are also disabled – second son Mohd Haikal Ikwan, 18, suffers from a nerve problem and her youngest Mohd Syafiq Nasaruddin, 15, attends a special needs school.
“My third child, Nor Fatin Sarmila Ibrahim, 16, attends the SMK Tengku Bendahara in Jerek, Gua Musang, ” she added.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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