Zahid under quarantine, other lawmakers given clean bill of health

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is currently undergoing quarantine at home, after testing positive for Covid-19.

In a Facebook posting today, the Bagan Datuk member of Parliament (MP), said he was feeling well and did not display any symptoms of the coronavirus.

"I do not have fever, cough, flu, or any other symptoms.

"I am now observing self-quarantine, and working online as usual," he said.

Another federal lawmaker, Datuk Mansor Othman, also confirmed that he contracted the coronavirus and was being quarantined in a hospital here.

The Deputy Higher Education Minister told Berita Harian that he had no complications or symptoms of the coronavirus.

"I am still under observation. Alhamdulillah, I have no complications and no symptoms. I am being warded in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) for three days.

"The doctor informed me that I am now able to be quarantined at home, if I wanted," said the Nibong Tebal MP.

All MPs on Friday were screened for Covid-19, before attending Dewan Rakyat sitting which begins tomorrow.

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

Annuar, who is Ketereh MP, when contacted by Bernama said: "I'm fine, and with a clean bill of health."

Nik Mohamad Abduh also confirmed that he tested negative, in a brief response to Bernama.

"Alhamdulillah, negative," he said.

Mohd Rashid's strategic communications officer Muhammad Afiq Mohd Hanif said all of the former's aides had also tested negative for Covid-19.

He also confirmed that Mohd Rashid was not in close contact with any individuals who were reported to be positive.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun had said 95 per cent of MPs had been fully vaccinated, while 90 per cent of Parliament staff had received both doses.

Parliament will meet for a special sitting for five days from July 26 to 29, and Aug 2.

The next full Parliament session will be held for 15 days from Sept 6 until 30, while for the second session for 2021 the Dewan Rakyat will sit for 32 days from Oct 25 until Dec 16.

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