In a statement this morning (30 July), health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 11 Covid-19 positive cases were identified in Parliament on 29 July.
He explained that 10 positive cases were detected through RTK-AG saliva test kits and another infection from real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
Dr Noor Hisham added that as of 8pm yesterday, a total of 1,183 individuals in the Parliament building had undergone Covid-19 screening using RTK AG saliva test kits.
Following the detection of the Covid-19 positive cases, authorities will now conduct investigations, risk assessment, contact detection, and preventive and control measures including the cleaning and disinfection of the Parliament building.
He urged those who will be attending the Parliament sitting next week to conduct a Covid-19 screening test first, while those with symptoms are advised to not attend the Parliament sitting and go for a check-up.
ICYMI, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong expressed his deep disappointment at Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan’s assertion in Parliament that the Emergency Ordinances have been revoked despite him not giving his assent yet.
Istana Negara’s statement resulted in an uproar inside the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, with the sitting ultimately cut short following the announcement that two more of those in the hall were positive with Covid-19.
The afternoon session was postponed three times before it was finally adjourned until next Monday.