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Dr Dzulkefly Takes To His FB To Explain What Counts As 'Close Contact' With COVID-19

Out of job as the Health Minister, but still serving the people.

Cover image via Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad/Facebook & Head Topics

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad is no longer the Health Minister after the Pakatan Harapan government was overthrown by political manoeuvring.

He, however, is not letting politics affect his service towards people.

While the Health Minister portfolio has not yet been filled by the newly formed Perikatan Nasional coalition government, the country's health officials have been at the forefront in trying to deal with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak after a new cluster was identified yesterday, 4 March.

A fresh set of confirmed cases were detected while political games were being played.

As of this writing, there have been 55 cases, with 22 of them recovered so far.

Out of the 33 new confirmed cases, 26 are linked to an infected Khazanah Nasional executive, who is also a director with the Urban Development Authority (UDA) Holdings Berhad.

The unnamed person was at an event for an outgoing minister and his deputy on 27 February.

Dr Dzulkefly, who on 24 February sent out his last tweet as Health Minister, took to his personal Facebook page on 2 March to share his knowledge about what counts as 'close contact' with COVID-19

In a post on Monday, the former Health Minister said that while the political turmoil has stifled the country's rebuilding process, he still feels duty-bound to share his knowledge.

"The definition of close contact is an individual who was within six feet (two metres) of a person positive for COVID-19 for an extended period (no less than two hours)," read his post that has over 6,5000 reactions.

Dr Dzulkefly also explained that he was sharing the information as he felt many wanted to know their status as they had interacted with the outgoing minister and his deputy.

Meanwhile, earlier today, 5 March, it was reported that a member of the Kuala Lumpur Bar has been tested positive for COVID-19

The KL Bar member is one of the 19 new cases there have been reported since yesterday.

According to The Star, Chairman of the KL Bar Committee Harleen Kaur said that the infected member had attended its Annual General Meeting on 27 February.

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