Covid-19 dashes TV star Ira’s Hari Raya celebration


Compiled by XIAO TONG, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THERE was no celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri for TV personality Ira Mohd Amin as her husband and two children tested positive for Covid-19, reported Berita Harian.

“I did not get to hold my husband’s hands and apologise to him in the morning, nor to the children, ” said Ira.

Ira’s husband, Shazril Ezani, and her two children tested positive on the first day of Syawal. Fortunately, Ira – whose real name is Zarith Adzmira Mohd Amin, and her eldest son tested negative.

“Now we are undergoing self-quarantine separately at home, ” she said, adding that her husband and the two children are asymptomatic.

Ira said she is grateful for friends and family members who are taking care of them.

“They sent me food, including all kinds of energy drinks.

“I am indeed sad to celebrate with limited resources, but this is a test from God. Hopefully this sadness will pass, ” she said.

> The actions of celebrities uploading pictures of their family celebrating Hari Raya on social media has sparked anger among netizens, reported Kosmo!Some are questioning whether the family members in the pictures all live under the same roof and whether there was a breach of standard operating procedure.

Under the movement control order, gatherings during Hari Raya were limited to only members from the same household.

Among the celebrities in the spotlight are actor Norman Hakim, who was pictured with his ex-wife Abby Abadi, her family members and their children.

Meanwhile, actress Rozita Che Wan also uploaded a family portrait with herself and 15 family members.

Following questions about the large family gathering of 13 people, the husband of actress Memey Suhaiza disabled the comment on his social media.

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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