PM tests negative, ordered to undergo 14-day self-quarantine, after a post-Cabinet meeting attendee positive for Covid-19

23-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, ministers and government officials who were present during a post-Cabinet meeting on Wednesday have been ordered to undergo 14 days of self-quarantine after an attendee tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement issued by the prime minister’s Office (PMO) detailed that Muhyiddin had undergone a Covid-19 test this morning with results returning negative.

“However, according to the Control and Observation Order for Covid-19 Contacts, under Section 15(1) of Act 342, the prime minister has to undergo quarantine at home for a period of 14 days, beginning this evening.

“All those present during the meeting have also been ordered to undergo preliminary testing and to self-quarantine at home for 14 days beginning today,” read the statement.

The statement also noted how every meeting conducted within the PMO practised social distancing and strict healthcare steps at all times.

What was not included in the statement was the list of attendees and the identities of other government leaders and officials present during Wednesday’s meeting who have since been ordered to undergo self-quarantine.


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