Covid-19: Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin joins list of politicians to test positive


PUTRAJAYA: Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (pic) is the latest in a list of politicians to test positive for Covid-19.

In a Facebook post Wednesday (Jan 20), the Umno supreme council member is said to have taken a Covid-19 test on Tuesday (Jan 19), and was confirmed positive Wednesday.

“Those who have had close contacts with him, it is best to go and get tested for Covid-19, ” said the post by an administrator of the page.

Tajuddin was at a press conference last week with Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur.

On Tuesday, Nazri confirmed that he had tested positive for the virus.

On Tuesday, National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique was the fifth Cabinet minister to have tested positive for the virus.

The first case was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who tested positive on Oct 5, last year followed by three ministers this month - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin, who is Padang Besar MP, had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 on Jan 13, while Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was admitted to Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital in Kota Baru, Kelantan, on Monday (Jan 18).

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan's political secretary Datuk Khamarulazlan Mohammad Hanafiah also tested positive on Saturday (Jan 16).

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