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The VIPs who were infected after Sabah polls

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Modified 7 Oct 2020, 2:18 pm

COVID-19 | The Covid-19 situation slid to its worst level yesterday as the country recorded the highest number of infected patients under treatment since the start of the pandemic in January.

Minutes after Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced the record-breaking figures on live television - 691 new cases and 2,936 patients under treatment - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin took to the air to address the deteriorating situation.

There has been a backlash against politicians, who some blame for purportedly not taking enough precaution during the Sabah election and later bringing the coronavirus back to their home states.

Muhyiddin was mindful of this in his speech, making a point to emphasise how he had taken precautions while campaigning in Sabah and expressing disappointment at the fact that some had still managed to get infected.

On social media, the hashtag #KlusterMenteri (ministers' cluster) gained traction. Although not an actual cluster recognised by the Health Ministry, it is being used to present people in power who got infected with Covid-19...

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