Religious Affairs minister Zulkifli tests positive for COVID-19


Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (picture) confirmed today via his official Twitter account that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

“To all Malaysians, I am currently undergoing treatment after being tested positive for COVID-19 by the Health Ministry. Alhamdulillah, so far I am doing well.

“I urge those who were present at functions I attended from Sept 24 to Oct 4 to undergo COVID-19 screening at the nearest health clinics immediately,” he said.

Zulkifli also prayed for the recovery of all Malaysians infected with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, he announced on his official Facebook page that the Musa’adah Khas Siswa Siri 2 aid for graduates stranded on campuses would be continued by the agency under his ministry.

“The COVID-19 Musa’adah programme will continue as usual nationwide. Many still need financial aid, basic necessities and food during these trying times.

“Since March, we have channelled such aid irrespective of race or religion. The COVID-19 pandemic has truly taught me the meaning of togetherness. I will ensure all assistance reaches its intended targets,” he said.

Earlier, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had said that an individual who attended a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Department last Saturday had tested positive for COVID-19.

He said the individual was asymptomatic and had been admitted to hospital for isolation, observation and treatment in accordance with the existing protocol.