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Minister debunks viral message

Izah Azahari

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday addressed a viral message regarding a COVID-19 positive student sitting for a religious school examination.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said the Ministry of Health has contacted the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) to confirm the matter.

According to the MoRA, the student only began developing symptoms after sitting for the examination. The student later took a PCR test and was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

The minister added that the Islamic Studies Department is in adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs), and assured that no one exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms has sat for the examination.