11 July 2024

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members of the palace tested positive for coronavirus, national news agency Bernama reported Thursday.

Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin and his wife Tuanku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have tested negative for the virus, it quoted Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadli Shamsuddin as saying.

However, they decided to go on self-quarantine for 14 days, beginning Wednesday, he said.

As for the seven workers, Ahmad Fadli said they are in stable condition.

News portal Malaysiakini reported Health Ministry’s director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah as saying the ministry is investigating how the seven got infected.

Malaysia currently has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia.