Zahid gets tested for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has gone for a Covid-19 test, soon after Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was confirmed positive for the disease.

Zahid said he did the test at Avisena hospital in Shah Alam on Wednesday (Jan 20).

"At the moment, I will be under self-quarantine at home. Please pray that my whole family and I are not infected by Covid-19," the Bagan Datuk MP said.

Tajuddin, the Pasir Salak MP, became 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 said he took a Covid-19 test on Tuesday (Jan 19), and was confirmed positive on Wednesday.

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.

Pictures of Tajuddin and Zahid, supposedly in a meeting on the same day of the press conference, also went viral on social media.

In another post, Zahid said that he was unfazed by the attacks from "within and outside" the party.

"I will remain consistent despite the 'bullets' and #accusations as well as 'rockets' from Umno's enemies from all angles, within and outside, aimed repeatedly at me.

"The strength of Umno actually comes from the defences (benteng) of its grassroots. Although there are attempts to destroy its leaders, the defences remain strong," he said.

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