Stampin MP Tested COVID-19 (-ve) Chong: Personal Hygiene Comes First

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Statement by Chong Chieng Jen:

The Health Department have, last night, released the results of the COVID-19 test for both YB Chong Chieng Jen(MP Stampin) and YB Dr. Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen(MP Bandar Kuching) which showed that YB Chong Chieng Jen has tested negative(-ve) for the virus, but YB Kelvin Yii has tested positive(+ve) for COVID-19.

YB Kelvin Yii is currently being quarantined at Sarawak General Hospital(SGH) for further monitoring based on the standard procedures set by the Ministry of Health. He is still asymptomatic and in stable condition.

YB Kelvin Yii had contact with YB Wong Ling Biu(MP Sarikei) on the 2nd March 2020. However since then, for the past 14 days, he has not shown any symptoms typical of the virus. The Health Department is also tracing other possible contact and source of infection on top of his contact with YB Wong Ling Biu.

The Health Department has given the assurance that all necessary precautions will be taken including to identify and to contact those in close proximity with him for further investigation or test if needed. 

We also would like to reassure members of the public that came into contact with him not to panic but to continue to take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus.

According to the medical officer from the General Hospital, as YB Kelvin has been asymptomatic for the past 2 weeks, the risk of him being highly infectious is much lower. The standard recommendations for all is to keep social distancing, home quarantine if possible, avoid any unnecessary trips outside and also to maintain good personal hygiene. 

In any case, if anyone whether they have came into contact with him or not shows symptoms of the disease, we strongly advice them to seek medical assistance to address their condition. Any further inquiries can be forwarded to the Health Department.