PM placed under 14-day self-quarantine

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been placed under a 14-day self-quarantine after an officer present during a post-Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (May 20) tested positive for Covid-19.

Muhyiddin, who went for a Covid-19 screening earlier Friday morning (May 22), tested negative.

“Nevertheless, according to the supervision and observation order for Covid-19 Section 15(1) Act 342, the Prime Minister has to be in self-quarantine at home for 14 days beginning Friday evening.”

The announcement was made by the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement issued Friday (May 22).

Everyone who was present during the May 20 post-Cabinet meeting have also been ordered to go for screening tests and self-quarantine at home for 14 days beginning Friday, said PMO.

“As noted, every meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office has practised social distancing and stringent health care at all times, ” it added.

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