Yet another minister has been placed on home quarantine after coming into contact with a COVID-19 patient.

Human Resources Minister M Saravanan confirmed to the New Straits Times (NST) that he has been placed on quarantine, after he came into contact with Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) chief executive Shahul Hameed Dawood.

According to the report, HRDF confirmed that its headquarters has been closed for a week from Dec 11 after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee, who was not named, is currently receiving treatment and all HRDF employees are being subjected to COVID-19 swab tests.

"At HRDF, the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers are our utmost priority.

"We will continue to observe stringent adherence to infection control policies and processes, and comply fully with preventive measures set by the Health Ministry," the statement reportedly read.

Yesterday, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba announced that he has been placed on home quarantine until Dec 18, and that he would working from home until then.

This after the minister came into close contact with a private media practitioner last Saturday, who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

As of yesterday, a total of 78,499 people have been infected by COVID-19 in Malaysia, and 396 people have died from it.

The global COVID-19 infection and death tally has surpassed 70.7 million, and 1.58 million, respectively.

Source: NST
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