Health DG: Cabinet Members Test Negative for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Apart from Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, none of the people who attended the special National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Oct 3 have tested positive for Covid-19.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 90 close contacts of Zulkifli’s, who tested positive for Covid-19, have been screened for the virus.

“Alhamdulillah (Thank god), he is in stable condition.

“As of noon today, a total of 90 people have been screened for Covid-19. The results for all of them, including all those who attended the meeting on Oct 3, turned out negative.

“The relevant district health offices are still in the midst of identifying his (Zulkifli’s) close contacts and are carrying out the necessary risk assessment and evaluation,” he said during a live stream on Facebook.

He said the public would be updated on the latest situation.

Dr Noor Hisham, who also attended the NSC meeting, is currently under self-quarantine at home.


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