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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Mohd Noor has recovered from his Covid-19 infection, state minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun confirmed today.
Masidi confirmed Hajiji’s recovery in a brief tweet.
“Sabah Chief Minister DSP Hajiji Mohd Noor was discharged from the hospital this morning, having fully recovered from Covid-19 infection,” he wrote.
Sabah Chief Minister DSP Hajiji Mohd Noor was discharged from the hospital this morning, having fully recovered from Covid-19 infection.
— Masidi Manjun (@MasidiM) October 18, 2020
In a statement from the Sabah Chief Minister’s Office that was shared on the Sabah Information Department’s Facebook page, it was confirmed that both Hajiji and his wife Datin Seri Julia Salag were allowed to be discharged from Hospital Queen Elizabeth in the state capital Kota Kinabalu this morning.
According to the statement, Hajiji expressed worry about the increase of Covid-19 cases in Sabah and had said that the state government is doing its best to curb the spread of the virus.
“Most importantly, the public must be disciplined, cooperative and always comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.
According to the Sabah Chief Minister’s Office, Hajiji also thanked Sabah Health Director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi, Hospital Queen Elizabeth director Dr William Gotulis, Hospital Queen Elizabeth’s Infectious Diseases Unit chief Dr Lee Heng Gee, and the specialist doctors and nurses who had treated both him and his wife.
Hajiji was on October 8 reported to be undergoing a 14-day quarantine after coming into contact with Covid-19 patients.
He was on October 9 reported as having tested positive for Covid-19 and seeking treatment at Hospital Queen Elizabeth, after having undergone quarantine several days prior following the positive test result of one of his staff.
Hajiji was however reported to be still carrying on with his duties as usual while undergoing treatment at Hospital Queen Elizabeth.
He became Sabah chief minister after the Sabah state elections concluded on September 26.