KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — Umno deputy permanent chairman Rizuan Abdul Hamid who was earlier found to be Covid-19 positive, is now reportedly in critical condition and is receiving treatment at the Universiti Malaysia Medical intensive care unit (ICU).
Local malay daily Sinar Harian reported yesterday that Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan confirmed the matter.
“The information about Datuk Seri Rizuan Abdul Hamid contracting Covid-19 is true. His status in the ICU is also true,” he reportedly told Sinar Harian through a text message yesterday.
However, Ahmad was quoted as saying that he was unsure on the health condition of Rizuan’s wife — former auditor-general Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad — although he said he had received news she was receiving treatment in the same ICU as her husband.
Sinar Harian reported that Rizuan — who is also Kepong Umno division chief — was confirmed as Covid-19 positive after a screening on May 1.
He was reportedly then quarantined at PPUM on May 3 and was moved to the ICU on the same day.
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