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King, Queen under 14-day quarantine as Istana staff infected with Covid-19

Free Malaysia Today logo Free Malaysia Today 26/3/2020 FMT Reporters
Ahmad Shah of Pahang et al. posing for the camera: Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will be away from the public for 14 days. © Provided by Free Malaysia Today Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will be away from the public for 14 days.

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdulah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah will undergo a 14-day quarantine after several palace employees were infected with Covid-19.

Comptroller of the Royal Household, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, said the royal couple themselves tested negative for the virus.

He added that seven Istana Negara staff were now stable and being treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

He also said those who had had close contact with them have been ordered to undergo screening for Covid-19.

Fadil said Sultan Abdullah was also advised against holding the weekly pre-Cabinet meetings with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin until the Covid-19 crisis ends.

“While lauding the government’s announcement of the extension of the movement control order period to April 14, His Majesty also expressed hope that all Malaysians will stay strong in facing this difficult time and continue giving their support and cooperation to healthcare workers and security personnel,” he said.

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