Sabah CM in good spirits, recovering from Covid-19, says assistant state minister

Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor at the Sabah Chief Minister’s office in Kota Kinabalu. — Bernama pic
Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor at the Sabah Chief Minister’s office in Kota Kinabalu. — Bernama pic

KOTA KINABALU, October 13 — Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Wetrom Bahanda today said that Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor remains in high spirits despite undergoing treatment for Covid-19.

Wetrom said he has been in constant contact with the chief minister who is currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in a government hospital here.

“He is carrying out his duties as usual through phone calls and video conferencing. He is concerned about the safety and wellbeing of the people,” he said.

His statement has cleared the air following rumours that Hajiji was in poor health after contracting Covid-19 last week.

Hajiji, who was sworn into office earlier this month has been on self-quarantine when he tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, the state government is working to send food baskets to families in targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) districts.

Local government and housing minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, who is also the state minister in charge of Covid-19 matters said a total of 9,409 food baskets had been distributed to families.

However, he said the government was struggling to reach more people.

“I do not deny that there are some weaknesses but those entrusted with the distribution are doing their best,” he said when asked to comment on criticism that food aid had yet to reach the ground.

“Working in a red zone is a challenge,” he said.

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