PUTRAJAYA: Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the Works Ministry, he underwent a screening routine exercise carried out by his office at 10.15am on Thursday (June 10) and the results came back positive.
“The minister does this (screening) from time to time and the earlier test on June 3 came back negative, ” said the ministry on Friday (June 11).
Fadillah is in a stable condition and will observe quarantine at home as advised by the Health Ministry as he is not showing any symptoms, it said in a statement.
“The minister would like to apologise for any inconvenience that arises from this situation. During his quarantine, Datuk Seri Fadillah will continue to monitor to ensure that the ministry’s affairs will run smoothly, ” it said.
Several ministers had contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic, including Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Al-Bakri, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique and Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah had also been infected with Covid-19.