PETALING JAYA: Julau MP Larry Sng (pic) has come out self-quarantine hours after isolating himself following news that Sarikei MP Wong Ling Biu had tested positive for Covid-19.
Sng said this is because he has been cleared of the virus as he should have exhibited symptoms of the disease by now.
Sng had attended a function with Wong last week where former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also present.
"Thank you to all the well-wishers, and I am happy to state that I am healthy and fine.
"YB Andrew (Wong), who was diagnosed with Covid-19 was at the same meeting, 14 days ago.
"Fortunately I didn’t speak nor shake his hands and none of the MPs who were near him are sick today.
"If they have contracted the virus, the average period for the virus to develop symptoms is 12 days, so I am already cleared," Sng said on his Facebook page on Sunday (March 15).
Sng said he suspected that Wong may have contracted the virus after the meeting.
However, Sng noted that as a precaution, he would not be organising any events for the next two weeks in Julau.
He added that he would be avoiding large gatherings and will be watching the development of Wong's case closely.
"Let us all pray for his speedy recovery and everyone stay safe and clean," he said.