Aide calls for end to rumours about health of Sarikei MP, son

Rinda Juliza Alexander

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SIBU, March 17: A political aide to Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu is urging the public to refrain from spreading fake news on his health condition and that of his son, Jackie. Both father and son recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Through a post on her Facebook profile page, aide Rinda Juliza Alexander opined there has been much fake news on social media with people spreading negative comments.

“I hope that there will be no more parties who will viral fake news on their health condition,” she asserted, adding that Wong is in critical but stable condition at Sibu Hospital. Jackie has also been admitted to the same hospital.

“This afternoon (March 16), I have contacted Jackie through WhatsApp to get to know on his health condition. He told me that he is feeling good and is in stable condition. He is hoping for a quick recovery.”

Rinda urged those who might have come into contact with Jackie to visit the nearest hospital to get a medical check-up “as soon as possible.”

Ling Biu was admitted to Sibu Hospital on March 13 after testing positve for Covid-19.

His son, Jackie who is a national athlete, is believed to have contracted the virus when he went back to Sarikei on March 11 to visit family. — DayakDaily