An Umno Supreme Council member has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for the first test of Covid-19, said a party source.
He said Mohd Razlan Rafii’s rapid test kit showed a positive result, and he is awaiting the result of his second test.
In a 22-second video, Razlan is seen lying on a hospital bed. “I am now on drips,” he said.
He urged the public to be cautious about Covid-19 transmission and advised them to follow physical distancing.
“While doing the swab test, it is crucial to isolate yourself first,” he said.
Razlan was said to have been campaigning in the Sipitang area in Sabah.
The SuaraTV news portal said his close contacts are undergoing screening for Covid-19.
Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he is waiting for an official report on Razlan’s case. He said he had asked Razlan to be placed under quarantine in Sabah if the report was true.
Ismail said the Cabinet will discuss the health and safety aspects for the Sabah election scheduled for Saturday.
Sabah has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases over the past week, with new clusters being reported. – FMT