Zahid, Najib test negative for Covid-19


Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (left) and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. -filepic

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak have both tested negative for Covid-19.

The two had come into contact with Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who had been infected by the coronavirus.

Zahid, who is Umno president, said he received the good news that his swab test result came back negative.

“At 7.44am this morning, the doctor contacted my wife to inform the news.

“After doing the swab test at Avisena Hospital in Shah Alam on Wednesday (Jan 20), I had quarantined myself from my wife, children and grandchildren as per standard operating procedure.

“I pray that all of you take good care of your health and do your part to break the chain of Covid-19 infection, ” he said in a post on his Instagram on Thursday (Jan 21).

Former prime minister Najib posted his negative swab test result on his Facebook page.

"This is my 15th time undergoing Covid-19 screening.

"Each time I attend the Dewan Rakyat, I have to do the test.

"When crossing the state borders, I have to swab my nose again.

"When there is a close contact who tested positive, I had to do it again.

"Alhamdullilah, I tested negative again yesterday (Jan 20), ” he said.

Tajuddin was present at a press conference along with Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz on Jan 12, who also tested positive for Covid-19.

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