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Abang Johari Tests Positive For Covid-19

Sarawak premier Abang Johari Openg has tested positive for Covid-19. State women, childhood and community well-being development minister Fatimah Abdullah confirmed the news. She said this at the launch of Sarawak’s Women’s Day celebration today. Earlier, two members of Sarawak’s Cabinet had also tested positive for Covid-19. These include Deputy premier Dr Sim Kui Hian and deputy minister in the premier’s department Gerawak Gala.

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Abang was supposed to officiate awards at the ceremony, Fatimah Abdullah said, “I would like to extend the apologies of our premier for not being able to officiate the awards presentation ceremony as he has tested positive for Covid-19. We only received the news last night.”

Earlier on February 28, Deputy premier Dr Sim Kui Hian in a Facebook post, announced that he has contracted Covid-19. Sim has since recovered. 

Deputy minister in the premier’s department (labour, immigration and projecting monitoring) Gerawat Gala had also tested positive for Covid-19 on March 2.