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KUCHING, March 17: Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii has tested positive for Covid-19.
In his personal Facebook post today, Yii said he was admitted last night (March 16) and currently being quarantined at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for further monitoring based on the standard procedures set by the Ministry of Health.
“The (State) Health Department have, last night, released the results of the Covid-19 test for both myself and YB Chong Chieng Jen (Stampin MP) which showed that YB Chong Chieng Jen has tested negative for the virus, but i have tested positive for Covid-19,” he said.
Yii added that he was still asymptomatic and in stable condition as tests done showed that he has no fever and all vital signs were normal.
He had contacted with Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu on March 2 but had not shown any symptoms typical of the virus for the past 14 days.
The Health Department has carried out contacts tracing and source of infection since.
The Health Department, Yii said has given the assurance that all necessary precautions will be taken including to identify and to contact those in close proximity with him for further investigation or test if needed.
“We also would like to reassure members of the public that came into contact with me to not panic but to continue to take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus.
“I was also informed that I have been asymptomatic for the past 2 weeks, thus the risk of me being highly infectious is much lower,” he added.
The standard recommendations for all, Yii reminded was still to keep social distancing, home quarantine if possible, avoid any unnecessary trips outside and also to maintain good personal hygiene.
In any case, he also urged anyone whether they have came into contact with him or not and if showing symptoms of the disease, to seek medical assistance to address their condition.
“I would like to apologise for all the inconvenience caused, but i strongly believe we will get through this together,” he added.— DayakDaily