11 Covid-19 cases detected in Parliament

By NUR HANANI AZMAN / Pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
 
ELEVEN Covid-19 cases were detected in Dewan Rakyat yesterday (July 29) with 10 through the Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK Ag) saliva test kit and one through reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR) . 
 
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said as of 8pm yesterday, a total of 1,183 individuals underwent Covid-19 screening tests using the RTK Ag saliva-based self-test kit. 
 
“Of the total screened, nine cases tested positive making a total of 10 cases detected through RTK Ag saliva test kit. (One case in the afternoon, nine cases in the evening).
 
“Two of the 10 positive cases experienced mild but stable symptoms, while eight cases were asymptomatic. The Health Office will follow up further on them,” he said in a statement today.
 
Yesterday at 12.30pm, the Health Ministry was informed of two Covid-19 cases detected at the Parliament.
 
The first case was of an officer who had appeared in Parliament on July 26 (Monday) to July 28 (Wednesday) and was reported positive on July 29 through an RT PCR confirmation test conducted himself at a health facility because he had a cough and flu. 
 
The second case was detected during a screening in Parliament yesterday morning using  RTK Ag saliva-based self-test kit because he was suffering from coughing symptoms.
 
The investigation of the case found that these two cases were not related to any positive cases detected in the screening of Parliamentary officers conducted three days before the Special Session of Parliament began.