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Covid-19 Positive: After Breaching Quarantine, Viral Makcik’s Second Screening Confirms She Is Also Virally Infected

Covid-19 Positive: After Breaching Quarantine, Viral Makcik’s Second Screening Confirms She Is Also Virally Infected

Tasneem Nazari

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The makcik who went viral after pictures of her wearing a pink Covid-19 quarantine wrist band while dining at a restaurant was shared online has been identified and it turns out she is positive for the infection after all.

Based on a report by Sinar Harian, The 72-year-old woman had been ordered to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days as a Patient Under Surveillance (PUS) after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 4 July.

The viral incident of the woman occurred on 6 July at a cafe she had visited to have breakfast with her family on their way back from Selangor to quarantine at home.

The woman’s first screening test results were negative, however, she was ordered to wear the wristband and self-quarantine.

Source who spoke to Sinar Harian (Translated from BM)

During her second Covid-19 test after 13 days of self-quarantine, the woman’s results came back positive and she was admitted to the hospital immediately, on 17 July.

She is currently receiving treatment at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) in Ipoh, together with her son, who we understand is also Covid-19 positive.


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