JAN confirms memo on Auditor General being Covid-19 positive

KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): The Jabatan Audit Negara (JAN) has confirmed that a memo which has gone viral saying the Auditor-General was tested positive for Covid-19 and would be quarantined in hospital was issued by him.

However, JAN said it was meant to be an internal memo and not for sharing with external parties.

The memo was issued by Auditor General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid to the senior management.

"The aim of the memo is to ensure smooth administration of JAN in the absence of the Auditor General,” JAN said in a statement today.

"The reason why Covid-19 was mentioned in the memo was to indicate the necessary and prompt actions, as well as measures, (to) be taken to curb the possibility of the spread of Covid-19 among JAN officers and staff members," the statement said. 

JAN said all close contacts had been notified for appropriate actions and the affected building, Block F2 of Complex F in Precinct 1, Putrajaya had been sanitised and disinfected yesterday.

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