PUTRAJAYA: Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (pic) has tested positive for Covid-19. According to the Works Ministry, he underwent a routine Covid-19 screening carried out by his office at 10.15am on Thursday.
“The minister does this (screening) from time to time, and the test on June 3 came back negative, ” said the ministry in a statement yesterday.
Fadillah, who is in stable condition, would observe quarantine at home as advised by the Health Ministry as he did not show any symptoms, it said.
“The minister would like to apologise for any inconvenience that arises from this situation.
“During quarantine, Datuk Seri Fadillah will continue to ensure that the ministry’s affairs will run smoothly, ” said the statement.
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, 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, as well as Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.