KOTA BHARU, Oct 6 — Eleven media personnel in Kelantan today underwent a Covid-19 swab test after they are believed to have close contact with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri who was tested positive for the virus.
All the media personnel had covered the programme attended by Zulkifli at the Perak Jubilee Hall here on September 25, a day after he returned from Sabah.
The personnel, who are from Bernama including Bernama TV, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), TV Alhijrah, Berita Harian, Sinar Harian and Harakah, underwent the test at Wakaf Che Yeh Health Clinic near here.
They are advised to undergo self-quarantine until the results come out within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Kelantan Health Department director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said risk assessment had been conducted to identify close contacts who need to undergo Covid-19 screening tests.
“Keep in mind, not everyone who attends the programme that has been attended by the minister is a close contact.
“Individuals involved are being contacted by the nearest District Health Office to undergo the test at a nearby health clinic.
“The people can also call the department’s Covid-19 Operations Room at 09-7472089 on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and on weekends from 8am to noon,” he said in a statement.