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Malaysian senior minister Hishammuddin tests positive for COVID-19

A video of the political occasion circulating on social media confirmed Mr Hishammuddin and different politicians strolling amongst a crowd with minimal social distancing.

Opposition lawmaker Hannah Yeoh had known as for the federal government to take away Mr Hishammuddin from his responsibility of chairing the COVID-19 Quartet Ministerial Meeting.

However, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob maintained that the positive issued to Mr Hishammuddin was not for a felony offence and due to this fact, there isn’t a want for the senior minister to resign from his put up. 

“Breaching of health protocols is not a crime. It has nothing to do with crime. And the health minister has said that compounds will be issued,” Mr Ismail Sabri had mentioned.  

Malaysia is reporting a excessive variety of COVID-19 circumstances amid the unfold of the Omicron variant, with day by day caseload hitting greater than 20,000. 

On Saturday, Malaysia confirmed a file excessive day by day new COVID-19 circumstances of 28,825. Monday’s 25,099 new circumstances introduced the entire circumstances for the reason that pandemic to about 3.25 million. 

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in a press conference last week that whereas the variety of COVID-19 circumstances has elevated, the variety of deaths has not grown in tandem. 

This is a special scenario from how the numbers spiked when the Delta variant hit Malaysia in August final 12 months, he mentioned. 

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