Covid-19: PM quarantined after officer tests positive

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine at his home starting today after having a close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.

One of the individuals who attended the post-Cabinet meeting chaired by Muhyiddin at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) yesterday was tested positive for the virus.

Everyone else who were at the meeting were also instructed to undergo a screening test and be quarantined at home.

“An officer who was present during the meeting has been tested positive with Covid-19.

“The prime minister has gone for a screening test this morning and the test came back negative,” a statement issued by PMO today told.

Muhyiddin however is still required to undergo the mandatory quarantine at home, in line with the Covid-19 Contact Monitoring and Observation Order (Section 15 (1) of Act 342.

A srict social distancing and health care practice was implemented at every meeting held at the PMO at all times, the statement said.