M’sia Agong & Raja Permaisuri Agong quarantined

Agong and wife
The Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong have been quarantined for 14 days.
Image adapted from: @istana_negara & Wikipedia

Malaysia’s King and Queen have been quarantined following confirmation that 7 staff members at Istana Negara have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and his wife Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah were also tested for COVID-19 following the incident. Their results came back negative.

According to a report by Bernama, they are now undergoing a 14-day self quarantine.

7 Istana Negara staff in stable condition

Meanwhile, Straits Times reported that the 7 staff members are in stable condition. Istana Negara also stated that investigations on how the 7 staff contracted the virus are now ongoing.

Istana negara
Image credit: Wikipedia

Malaysia currently has 21 COVID-19-related deaths. And the number of confirmed cases have been increasing steadily to nearly 1,800. This leaves us with the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia.

King & Queen on 14-day quarantine

Our Agong has been pretty hands-on in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. He has recently been making appearances at police road blocks, helping to monitor the Movement Control Order. He also expressed his appreciation for those who’re working on the front lines like police officers.

Agong at roadblock
Image credit: @istana_negara

In the meantime, the Raja Permaisuri Agong has also been giving a helping hand to hospital staff. She went out of her way to make home-cooked meals for hospital staff who’ve been working hard to tend to COVID-19 patients.

Agong Stay at Home
Image credit: @istana_negara

This incident goes to show just how quickly COVID-19 can spread, especially where you least expect it. We hope the Agong and his wife will be safe during their 14-day quarantine as Malaysia moves to eradicate the virus for good.

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