Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz today confirmed that he was tested positive for Covid-19.
He said he took the swab test at the Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, as he was in the state yesterday.
Mohamed Nazri said he took the test after discovering that he was in close contact to a blogger, Zaharin Mohd Yasin, who attended his press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 12 and was tested positive for Covid-19.
“Yesterday, after discovering that he (Zaharin) was tested positive, I rushed to the hospital and took the test. When the result came back positive, I continue to undergo quarantine at the hospital.
“I’m okay, just coughing a little yesterday, but getting better,” he told Bernama when contacted.
When asked about his wife and son, Mohamed Nazri simply said: “They are okay.”
Nazri has been warded at the Raja Perempuan Zainab Hospital and undergoing treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
Nazri was a close contact of blogger Zaharin Mohd Yasin who attended Nazri’s press conference on Jan 12. Zaharin later announced that he had been tested positive for Covid-19.
Nazri had called for the press conference last week to announce his withdrawal of support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was also at the event.
Nazri joins the ranks of a growing list of politicians tested positive in recent weeks, including Deputy Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin (Jan 13); Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Jan 12); Women, Family and Community Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun (Jan 10); Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (Jan 9); and Sabah Deputy Chief Minister II Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan (Jan 3).