Covid-19: Ahmad Zahid tests positive but asymptomatic, now under home quarantine


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is asymptomatic despite being diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.

The Umno president, who is undergoing quarantine at home, said he is not experiencing fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with Covid-19.

"I understand that many are asking about my condition after hearing the news.

"Alhamdulillah, I am doing well without any unwanted symptoms.

"I am now undergoing quarantine and working as usual online," he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (July 25).

Despite testing positive, Ahmad Zahid said his struggle for the rakyat and the country will never falter.

"I will continue to serve in any capacity. Pray for me to continue the struggle," he added.

He also wished for everone to be protected from being infected with Covid-19.

Just two days before the Dewan Rakyat is set to convene for a five-day special sitting on Monday (July 26), a number of Covid-19 cases were detected among lawmakers and Parliament staff, raising questions as to whether it would take place now following this latest development.

It was initially reported that several MPs including Ahmad Zahid, as well as Parliament staff, had tested positive.

Those who will be attending the Parliament sitting, including lawmakers, are subject to Covid-19 tests.

This has been the practice every time Parliament sits since the pandemic began last year.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon and Bachok MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz have all tested negative for Covid-19.

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