• Ilona Andrew

Ismail Sabri identified as Covid-19 close contact, misses Cabinet swearing-in ceremony


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

30 Aug 2021

By Ilona Andrew


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri has missed the Cabinet swearing-in ceremony at the Istana Negara today as he has been identified as a Covid-19 close contact.


The Prime Minister's Office in a statement today said Ismail is undergoing self-isolation starting today.


“As such, the prime minister will not be attending the appointment and swearing-in ceremony of ministers and deputy ministers before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah this evening.


"The prime minister will also only participate virtually” at tomorrow’s Independence Day celebration at the Pahlawan Negara Square in Putrajaya," said the office.


The swearing-in ceremony for all Cabinet members under Ismail's new administration was held at 2.30pm.