3 Perlis assemblymen told to take Covid-19 test

Hamdan Bahari says the move was taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 among Perlis assemblymen. (Bernama pic)

KANGAR: Three assemblymen whose constituencies are near areas placed under the targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) have been ordered to undergo Covid-19 screening before they are allowed to attend the state assembly sitting tomorrow.

The order was issued by speaker Hamdan Bahari to the Sanglang, Guar Sanji and Simpang Empat assemblymen.

Hamdan said TEMCO had been enforced in Kampung Tanah Timbul and Kampung Kuala Sanglang, both in the Sanglang state constituency and near to the Guar Sanji and Simpang Empat state constituencies.

“The assemblymen of the three constituencies have been asked to present themselves at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital this morning to do the swab test for Covid-19,” he said

He said the assemblymen would be allowed to attend the sitting if they tested negative for the virus, adding that the move was taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, is scheduled to open the state assembly meeting tomorrow.

As at yesterday, Perlis had 30 Covid-19 cases, with 11 of them related to the persons under investigation of the Sivagangga cluster in Napoh, Kubang Pasu, Kedah.

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