PAS leader who joked about Coronavirus being afraid of snow, contracts Coronavirus after playing in snow

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A Facebook posting by PAS Selangor youth wing treasurer Mohamad Zuhdi Mat Piah came back to haunt him after he was diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus (Covid 19) on April 5.

Just 20 days earlier Mohamad Zuhdi, while on holiday at a winter resort in Turkey, posted on his Facebook page about the coronavirus being “afraid of snow” in a picture of his travel group having a meal, stating that they were going to play in snow right after that.

On his Facebook page on April 5, Mohamad Zuhdi stated after undergoing a 14-day quarantine, he had been moved to the Sungai Buloh Hospital after testing positive for Covid 19.

In his latest posting, Mohamad Zuhdi acknowledged criticism towards him from netizens, stating he knew who was behind the attacks.

He explained that he arrived in Turkey as part of the Kembara Mukmin Travel group on March 13, claiming that at that time there were no reported cases of Covid 19 in Turkey.

*However, UK-based newspaper The Guardian reported Turkish officials confirming on March 11 their first positive case of Covid 19. As per link –

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/turkey-announces-its-first-case-of-coronavirus

He added that the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia too had yet to be enforced, while he returned to Malaysia on March 22. Malaysia began its MCO on March 18, thus he was immediately put under quarantine at home.

Mohamad Zuhdi said his statement about the coronavirus being “afraid of snow” was meant as a joke, adding that he was contacted by the PAS youth welfare department to handover contributions of RM3,000 through a flash donation drive, but rejected it, asking them to donate the funds to NGOs helping the needy.

-talkedabout.org

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