Kuan Chee Heng, 57, often known as Uncle Kentang has tested positive for COVID-19. Those who are unfamiliar with this household name should be aware that he is a humanitarian and activist who has participated in several relief missions for Malaysians in need. Community Policing Malaysia, his non-profit organisation, is the primary platform for his philanthropy initiatives.
Aside from assisting with charity, he also offers a funeral van service, ambulance service, market, and tuition programmes to the community, all of which are either free or cost 10 cents.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has taken us all by surprise when everyone we know is getting infected on a daily basis. That said, it’s crucial for us to stay vigilant and not be ignorant of the SOPs.
Uncle Kentang posted on his Facebook page on Monday that he had contracted the virus, although he did not say how he got it.
Kuan was known as Uncle Kentang because he was famous for donating potatoes to the poor instead of rice. For now, we know that he would be released from the hospital soon as he is in a stable condition.
As for the symptoms, he had fever for two to three days prior being tested positive for COVID-19.