All 222 Members of Parliament have tested negative for Covid-19.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in his daily press briefing today that, thus far, over 750 tests have been carried out with none reading as Covid-19 positive.
“We have screened everyone in Parliament, with yesterday being the last day…not only members of Parliament, but also Parliament staff.
“In total, more than 750 cases have been screened and tested, and so far, there have been no positives among the results,” he said.
However, Dr Noor Hisham stated that the Health Ministry will only receive a definitive set of results tomorrow.
Members of the Dewan Rakyat are due to convene for a one-day sitting on May 18.
Parliament is taking preventive health measures by enforcing stringent Standard Operating Procedures at the Dewan Rakyat, including implementing social distancing, imposing a single-entry point with thermal scanner, and prohibiting visitors.