King, queen complete self-quarantine, free from Covid-19


Modified 9 Apr 2020, 5:32 pm

CORONAVIRUS | Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have completed the 14-day self quarantine and were confirmed free from Covid-19.

Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said their majesties and members of the royal family are in good health and have expressed appreciation to the people for their prayers and concerns over the safety and wellbeing of the royal family.

The King and Queen and the members of the royal family have observed self-quarantine at Istana Negara as advised by the Health Ministry after several of the palace staff were tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago.

“Following the positive cases, all 116 Istana Negara staff have also been instructed by the ministry to undergo Covid-19 screening and to observe 14-day self-quarantine, which ended today,” he said in a statement.

Ahmad Fadil said Sultan Abdullah, who is also concerned about the Covid-19 situation, also repeated his advice for the people to comply to the instructions given by the ministry and other authorities, especially in regards to self-quarantine and the movement control order. 

“His Majesty also expressed his disappointment over the fact that there are certain people who selfishly refuse to comply with the MCO, hence causing an increase in cases and red zones.

“Let’s play our roles together by staying at home to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 infection. If there is a need to go out, then wear a facemask and observe social distancing,” he said.

Ahmad Fadil said Sultan Abdullah also conveyed his gratitude and appreciation to the Health Ministry, police and the Armed Forces personnel, especially those in the frontline, for their sacrifices and perseverance in discharging their duties.

The high percentage of patients who have fully recovered from Covid-19 and the low mortality rate in Malaysia proved that the government has some of the best pandemic-handling methods in the world, he said.

“Their Majesties also extended their condolences to the families of all Covid-19 victims and hoped that the families will remain strong in facing this difficult time.

“Their Majesties also expressed hope that all Muslims in the country will continue praying for the grace and mercy of Allah so that Malaysia will always be protected and that the pandemic will end soon,” he added.

- Bernama

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