Dr M under self-quarantine after close contact with Covid-19 positive MP


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  • Thursday, 19 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is observing self-quarantine after coming into close contact with an MP who tested positive for Covid-19.

"He is under self-quarantine," said a spokesman briefly on Thursday (March 19).

It is believed that the 95-year-old statesman had taken a picture with Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, who is now under quarantine at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

Dr Yii had said he had tested positive for Covid-19 in a Facebook post on March 17, after coming into close contact with Sarikei MP Andrew Wong Ling Biu, who tested positive for Covid-19 on March 15.

In an exclusive interview with TV3's Buletin Utama, Dr Mahathir shared his experience under quarantine at home.

"I will follow (self-quarantine). It is important in addressing this problem, to be disciplined.

"We must self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If we do that, there will be less possibility of the virus spreading to other people," said Dr Mahathir.

"So, now I am just at home. I cannot go out and I cannot meet people. I cannot shake hands, and others," said Dr Mahathir.

"However, Alhamdullilah, it is not so hard for me," he said.

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