JOHOR BARU: Another candidate for the Johor polls has examined positive for Covid-19, bringing the overall variety of positive instances amongst candidates to 5 since nomination day.
DAP candidate for the Jementah seat, Ng Kor Sim stated that she discovered she was positive after taking an RTK test on Friday (March 4).
“Yesterday (March 4), I discovered that I’m an in depth contact of a Covid-19 affected person. As a precaution, I made a decision to cancel all of my occasions and quarantine myself at house.
“I took an RTK within the afternoon on Friday (March 4) the place the outcome got here out damaging. In the night, I took one other test and sadly, it confirmed that I’m Covid-19 positive,” she stated in a Facebook publish on Saturday (March 5).
She added that she then took a 3rd RTK test on Saturday (March 5) the place she examined positive once more.
“I’m very sorry for the inconvenience prompted. I might additionally like to thank those that have confirmed concern.
“I’m doing effectively and can proceed speaking on-line,” she stated.
Aside from Ng, the candidates who’ve examined positive included DAP’s Pekan Nanas candidate Yeo Tung Siong, MCA’s candidate for Penggaram Ter Hwa Kwong, PKR candidates Arthur Chiong Sern Sen (Bukit Batu) and Naim Jusri (Gambir).
Early voting for the Johor state election falls on March 8 whereas polling day is on March 12.