Dr Adham speaking at the handing over of the Kuala Kangsar Health Clinic (Type 3) project. Photo: Bernama

KUALA KANGSAR: A swab-test on a Form Three student who died in a school in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, last Wednesday found him negative for Covid-19, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

“We will wait for the chemist report before we can announce the actual cause of his death,” he told a press conference after the handing over of the Kuala Kangsar Health Clinic (Type 3) project here yesterday.

Last Wednesday, which was the first day of the school re-opening, the boy was reported to have fainted in his classroom and was pronounced dead by a doctor after he was rushed to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz.

It was reported that the boy was in good health before suddenly passing out in the classroom.

Meanwhile, Dr Adham said there was no evidence to show that wearing of face mask could affect a person’s health, including school students.

“This is because at the health ministry level, surgeons wear face mask for several hours to perform surgery and there is no evidence that it affects their breathing,” he added.

However, he said, face mask of suitable size should be used by adults and children.

On another matter,the RM28.27 million Kuala Kangsar Health Clinic (Type 3) project has already been completed where it shall serve 176,000 residents in Kuala Kangsar, adding on to the 10 existing health clinics within the vicinity. – Bernama