Mansor Othman tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital


GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Mansor Othman has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now warded at Hospital Pakar Kanak-Kanak Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Cheras.

An aide revealed that the Deputy Higher Education Minister was asymptomatic and was confirmed positive after a swab test on Friday (July 23).

"He is currently warded but no one else in his office has tested positive for the virus for now.

"All 14 staff members and officers and 12 other staff members from the Nibong Tebal Parliament Service Centre tested negative," he said," he said on Sunday (July 25), adding that they have been unable to verify the source of infection.

Mansor, who is also Nibong Tebal MP, has been serving the constituency since May 2013 and is a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member.

He was a former Penang deputy chief minister I, state executive councillor and member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Penanti from June 2009 to May 2018.

He was also the Defence and Home Affairs Select Committee chair from December 2018 to December 2019.

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