Malaysian PM placed under 14-day self-quarantine

THE STAR – Malaysian 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 tested positive for COVID-19.

Muhyiddin, who went for a COVID-19 screening earlier yesterday morning, 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 (PMO) in a statement issued yesterday.

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 yesterday, said PMO.